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Llanvair Discoed

Tree ID: 93

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 602cm

Girth height: at 15cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 15-Mar-98

Source of earliest mention: 1880: Paper presented to Cardiff Nat.Soc. by T.H. Thomas


December 1986 J.Daryll Evans recorded 700cm (just over 22′ 11”) at 1m.
March 1998 – Tim Hills: The untypical nature of this yew has been noted since 1880. It retains its considerable girth of 22′ 5” (683cm) at 4′ for a height of about 15′.
March 2017 – Peter Norton: The yew grows opposite the southeast corner of the church. It is male and quite bulbous in nature due to a low side branch. The minimum girth recorded was 19′ 9” (602cm) at approximately 6” from the ground, where several embedded nails were found. Hollowing can be seen in a section of missing bole on the east side of the tree.
October 2021 – Tim Hills: I recorded 23′ 6” (716cm) at 1m, but new twiggy growth and lost sections of trunk mean it cannot readily be compared with the measurement of 1986. I recorded 21′ 1½” (614cm) at the height of the nails.

Yew trees at Llanvair Discoed:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
93 Llanvair Discoed Ancient 5m-7m 602cm at 15cm - view more info
5049 Llanvair Discoed Notable 310cm at 30cm - view more info