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Llanfihangel Tal-y-llyn

Tree ID: 4928

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: 366cm

Girth height: at narrowest

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 18-Apr-98

Source of earliest mention: 1970: Brecon Yew Survey


April 1998 – Tim Hills: A crudely cut yew grows NW of the church. Everything growing from the sides of the tree had been removed, and the only life was spiking out at the top of the tree. In addition the ground around it was being used as a dump for churchyard clippings.
In 2004 I returned to check on the state of the trees and found this one had made a miraculous recovery, and all scars from the savage cutting back appeared to have healed. I was even able to ascertain that it had a girth of about 13′ at the ground. It was a pity that ivy was beginning to take hold in its branches.
Paul Wood’s photos from 2016 show how the tree has recovered. He also noted the dense twiggy growth and low canopy and thought girth was in the range 12’/13′ at its narrowest.

Yew trees at Llanfihangel Tal-y-llyn:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
119 Llanfihangel Tal-y-llyn Ancient 4m-5m 439cm at 30cm - view more info
4929 Llanfihangel Tal-y-llyn Notable 366cm at narrowest - view more info
4928 Llanfihangel Tal-y-llyn Notable 366cm at narrowest - view more info
1244 Llanfihangel Tal-y-llyn Images Currently Unavailable Lost No data available - view more info