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Llanvihangel Gobion

Tree ID: 3185

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 432cm

Girth height: at 120cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 21-Sep-21

Source of earliest mention: 1988: Churchyard yews of Gwent - J.Daryll Evans


In his 1988 Churchyard Yews of Gwent, Evans recorded a girth of 392cm (12′ 10”) at 1m.
In 2021 the yew was unapproachable from the church side, half hidden behind elder and bramble, but also by a collapsed branch, still well connected to the tree, which has embedded itself into the ground in several places. It is possible that in years to come new trees will develop from this close to the parent tree. Girth was recorded at a height of 15”, where a nail was embedded, and 9′ 11” (302cm) was recorded. The tree swells considerably outwards to 11′ 10” (361cm) at 3′ – over some ivy – and 14′ 2” (432cm) at 4′.

Yew trees at Llanvihangel Gobion:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3185 Llanvihangel Gobion Ancient 4m-5m 432cm at 120cm - view more info