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Lower Machen

Tree ID: 577

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 625cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 31-May-99

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


Tim Hills – 1999: A male yew east of the church. Its bole sweeps upwards above its cavernous hollow, with larger branches emerging from a height of between 10′ and 15′. A girth of 21′ 8” (660cm) at the ground included a piece of stump that may or may not be part of the original tree. A measurement excluding the stump was 20′ 8” (630cm).
Revisiting in 2007 I recorded a girth at the ground of 21′ 10” (665cm) including the stump and 20′ 6” (625cm) excluding it.
February 2018 – Peter Norton: A ‘very large yew with a large basal cavity in a splayed root flare and internal roots’. He was unable to measure due to low spray and encroaching ivy. He considered that the additional stump is not part of the original yew.

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