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Tree ID: 68

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 536cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 24-Aug-98

Source of earliest mention: 1980: Tree Register Data Base


August 1998 – Tim Hills: We considered this to be female, but it has also been recorded as male. Its bole is truncated at 8’/10′ and its trimmed canopy rises no more than 15’/20′. Girth of about 21′ (640cm) recorded at 2′ above the height of the wall – this included some ivy.
October 2021- Mark Turner: The tree has changed considerably since it was recorded in 1998. There have been two major changes. One is the removal of the surrounding wall along with much of the built up ‘compost’. The second is that the side of the tree near the table tomb has rotted away and there is a loose lump of rotten wood inside and the shell of a limb fast disappearing. The tree is now growing round the corner of the top of the tomb. The form of the tree is a very narrow waist at ground level, immediately widening above. Measured at the ground girth was 5.36m (17′ 7”). At 1.2m there is another natural waist, and taking in the still attached shell of the rotting limb girth was 6.08m (19′ 11”). The yew is female.

Yew trees at Llandybie:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
68 Llandybie Ancient 5m-7m 536cm at the ground - view more info