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Tree ID: 54

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 582cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 16-Apr-01

Source of earliest mention: 1970: Brecon Yew Survey


April 2001 – Tim Hills: The surviving tree, which has suffered fire damage, is in the form of a thickened shell around a hollow containing internal growth. The bark was particularly flaky and with a deep red colour. The tree could only be measured at 1′ since twiggy growth prevented further recording. It leans slightly away from the church, with no substantial branching from its straight trunk. At a height of about 20′ it divides into two, the main branch following the general lean of the tree, the smaller growing more vertically. Girth of 19′ 1” (582cm) at 1′ recorded.
May 2006 – Russell Cleaver: Girth recorded as 18′ 8″ at approx 1′. Circumference of internal aerial root 1′ 1”. The village clearly looks after their churchyard, it is very neat, as their run of awards for Best Kept Graveyard in Powys shows.
March 2016 – Paul Wood: It is unfortunate to report that 10 years on from Russell Cleaver’s glowing report (below), that the yew has become a focus for churchyard rubbish even though there is a nearby shed. I spent time clearing rubbish both from around the tree and inside its hollow. The tree nonetheless looked in good condition although evidence of fire damage could be seen 15 to 20 feet up into the tree. Much twiggy growth covered the bole almost to ground level and the only place to measure was at the root crown, where 18′ 6” (564cm) was recorded.

Yew trees at Llandegley:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
54 Llandegley Ancient 5m-7m 582cm at 30cm - view more info
56 Llandegley Lost No data available - view more info