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Tree ID: 1839

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 480cm

Girth height: at 90cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 28-Jun-04

Source of earliest mention: Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust


June 2004 – Tim Hills: The yew grows ESE of the church and close to it. It is undoubtedly the oldest of the yews here, with many hints of its former size. A portion of the trunk closest to the building was removed as it was considered to be dangerous. Remnants of stump can be clearly seen at the ground. These pieces suggest that the tree once consisted of far more than this substantial fragment. A girth of 15′ 9” (480cm) at 3′ was recorded, but including pieces of stump could be as high as 23′. This might well be the remains of an ancient specimen.
June 2016 – Paul Wood: The yew grows ESE near the church’s east end. It has a much reduced crown with dead branches soon to be removed, but the foliage was in abundance lower down after a previous cut back and a classic horseshoe shaped bole faces southeast. This was without doubt once a much bigger tree, and a bump in the ground shows the line of some of the rotting remains. It seemed to me that what is seen today is the middle of what once stood here.

Yew trees at Llandefaelog-tre'r-graig:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1838 Llandefaelog-tre'r-graig Ancient 5m-7m 544cm at 30cm - view more info
1839 Llandefaelog-tre'r-graig Ancient 4m-5m 480cm at 90cm - view more info
1840 Llandefaelog-tre'r-graig Ancient 4m-5m 432cm at 30cm - view more info
4931 Llandefaelog-tre'r-graig Notable No data available - view more info
1810 Llandefaelog-tre'r-graig Images Currently Unavailable Lost No data available - view more info