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Tree ID: 187

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 686cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 1-Mar-12

Source of earliest mention: 1867: Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club Transactions


Tim Hills: Tree 3 on plan, south of the church. In 1999 low branches made it impossible to get close to the tree and ivy was rampant. Most of the growth is carried on three thick branches – others have been removed. A girth of 22′ 7” (688cm) at the ground, exaggerated by twiggy growth, was recorded in 1999.
In 2004 girth was 22′ 5” (683cm) at 1′ .
In 2012 girth was 22′ 5” (683cm) close to the ground.
Paul Wood 2016: The yew has become almost inundated with thick ivy and seemed in need of some help. Grass cuttings were being stored beneath the tree – even though only 30 metres away by the boundary wall is an area designated for disposal of churchyard waste. The yew was measured at ground level on the south side of the tree and a girth of 22′ 6” (686cm) was recorded over ivy. Only one small area on the east side, around the hollow opening, was clear of ivy, and a rotting internal stem was visible. Much fungus was noted – the remains of Laetiporus Sulphureus, more commonly known as Chicken-of-the-Woods.

Yew trees at Llanstephan:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
187 Llanstephan Ancient 5m-7m 686cm at the ground - view more info
192 Llanstephan Ancient 5m-7m 566cm at 30cm - view more info
191 Llanstephan Ancient 5m-7m 531cm at 60cm - view more info
190 Llanstephan Ancient 4m-5m 424cm at 60cm - view more info
3853 Llanstephan Ancient 4m-5m 414cm at 25cm - view more info
188 Llanstephan Notable 345cm at 30cm - view more info