Go to map

Longwood 1

Tree ID: 5295

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: 610cm

Girth height: No data

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 8-Apr-09

Source of earliest mention: 2009: Hugo Egleston


When I visited this area prior to 1990 I recorded a yew at SU538236 with a girth of 22′. Unable to find it in 2009 I assumed it had succumbed to the gales in 1990. Revisiting in March 2018 I found the remains of this tree at SU5383023694, just off the track on the west side, before the second gate off the road. There was little left to see, only very thin and decayed moss covered sections on the west side, which seem to have been cut off about 18” above the ground, and moss covered traces of root on the other side. It must have been extremely hollow and may have just collapsed over the track. I laid my tape on the ground and recorded a girth at its waist of about 20′.

Image Currently Unavailable

Yew trees at Longwood 1:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
5295 Longwood 1 Images Currently Unavailable Lost 610cm - view more info
2994 Longwood 1 Ancient 4m-5m 480cm at the ground - view more info