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Llansantffraed (juxta Usk)

Tree ID: 1219

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 724cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 19-Jul-02

Source of earliest mention: 1987: Churchyard yews of Gwent - J.Daryll Evans


July 2002 – Tim Hills: From its 4′ bole grows a main branch and a second more disjointed section with much dead wood. The twiggy nature of the tree means that the girth of 23′ 9” (724cm) will be exaggerated.
2013 -Tim Hills: The land around the tree was clear. Its large main stem is very straight and tall with old white sapwood rising alongside. The other shorter section has more dead than live wood, but many new stems are attached on the edges of this and by the time the old parts have decayed they will be well developed.
2016 – Paul Wood: A twisty, gnarly old yew. As cars sped by just a few feet away the tree stands guard over the old Roman Road (A40) to Brecon and Central Wales. The tree was much as described already and twiggy growth prevented measurement. Some ivy has begun to get a foothold on this otherwise fine looking yew.

Yew trees at Llansantffraed (juxta Usk):

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1219 Llansantffraed (juxta Usk) Ancient 7m+ 724cm at the ground - view more info