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Lower Machen

Tree ID: 576

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 417cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 31-May-99

Source of earliest mention: 1986: Churchyard yews of Gwent - J.Daryll Evans


Tim Hills – 1999: This yew gave the impression of being older than its relatively small girth suggested. A girth of 12′ 9” (389cm) at the ground was recorded.
Tim Hills – 2007: 13′ 0” (396cm) at the ground.
2017 – Peter Norton described its unusual shape as a straight trunk emerging from the ground and after about 2′ spreading in a bulbous manner. He recorded a girth of 13′ 8” (417cm) at 1′.
2020 – Ancient Tree Inventory recorded a girth of 417cm at 30cm.

Yew trees at Lower Machen:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
577 Lower Machen Ancient 5m-7m 625cm at the ground - view more info
576 Lower Machen Ancient 4m-5m 417cm at 30cm - view more info
5262 Lower Machen Notable 285cm at 30cm - view more info