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Tree ID: 5457

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 465cm

Girth height: at 5cm

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 28-Jan-19

Source of earliest mention: 2019: Anne Thomas/Sian Evans


Here is a yew of unusual appearance. What we see today are three main areas of growth from a low bole, with a fourth section that split from the base of the tree on its south side probably more than a century ago, and now lays across a large piece of unused land between the churchyard and a stream. Ivy and Traveller’s Joy appear to have dominated the tree in the past and its foliage looked thin. Recently the thick ivy stems have been cut allowing the tree to be opened up again to the light. Girth around the three main stems was 15′ 3” (465cm), but a measurement that included the collapsed section the tree would have been considerably larger. It was fortunate to have visited at the time of the year when undergrowth was minimal and it was still possible to get below the tree and photograph its fallen section.

Yew trees at Llanmihangel:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
5457 Llanmihangel Ancient 4m-5m 465cm at 5cm - view more info