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Tree ID: 966

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 511cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 20-Aug-99

Source of earliest mention: 1996: Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust


1999 Tim Hills: The yew was almost hidden behind ivy. It consists of a hollow shell growing close to a wall. It has one internal stem up against the bole. I recorded a girth of 15′ 6” (472cm) at the base of the tree.
2017 Paul Wood: A horseshoe hollow shaped tree with an internal stem. Covered in thick ivy which was removed to enable measurement. At the ground a girth of 16′ 9” (511cm) was recorded over a few pieces of thick ivy stems. Also measured at 2′ after much ivy removal, a girth of 16′ 5” (500cm) was recorded. It seemed evident that where the tree meets the wall, around the opening to its hollow, that a section of the tree was missing. This yew has undoubtedly been larger girthed in the past.

Yew trees at Llowes:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
966 Llowes Ancient 5m-7m 511cm at the ground - view more info