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Tree ID: 215

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 518cm

Girth height: at 150cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 6-Apr-98

Source of earliest mention: 1834: Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Wales


East of the church. Although this is the smallest girthed of the five old yews growing here, its structure indicates that it has been much larger in the past, with large sections of the tree disappearing to reveal what was then its inner growth.
In 1983 Reg Wheeler recorded a girth 16′ 5” (500cm) at 3′ 6”.
In 1998 I recorded a girth of about 17′ at 5′. When a large branch fell from the tree in 2008 the new owners sought permission to fell the tree. It was fortunate that the yew was recognised as a significant tree and that its two remaining stems were sound.

Yew trees at Llanycil:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
214 Llanycil Ancient 5m-7m 660cm at 107cm - view more info
212 Llanycil Ancient 5m-7m 579cm at 90cm - view more info
213 Llanycil Ancient 5m-7m 540cm at 99cm - view more info
216 Llanycil Ancient 5m-7m 535cm at 107cm - view more info
215 Llanycil Ancient 5m-7m 518cm at 150cm - view more info
1795 Llanycil Images Currently Unavailable Lost No data available - view more info