Tree ID: 3325

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: No data

Source of earliest mention: Newspaper article -2011


Lynn Hughes describes a formidable old yew thus: ‘The oldest yew I ever encountered was at Llyshendy on the Ffairfach to Bethlehem road, once a medieval almshouse. As a boy I spent many hours visiting Mr Gunston who tutored me as a field naturalist. He showed me where owl pellets over hundreds of generations had accumulated in its vast hollow trunk. I’d guess two thousand years old. In the 1960s, a subsequent owner felled it as it obscured his view of the entrance gate’.

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Yew trees at Llyshendy:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3325 Llyshendy Images Currently Unavailable Lost No data available - view more info