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Tree ID: 1424

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 516cm

Girth height: at 90cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 17-Feb-03

Source of earliest mention: 1939: The King's England - Arthur Mee


February 2003 – Tim Hills: The yew shared its space with an oil storage tank and several 45 gallon drums. One 2′ 6” section of its bole was dead but live wood closes over this by a height of 8′. Girth was 16′ 6” (503cm) close to the ground and 16′ 11” (516cm) at 3′.
2018 – Paul Wood: What immediately raised my interest was the size of the churchyard and the number of other yews visible in the landscape. It seemed to me that the churchyard has been reduced in size and that some of the other yews may well have been churchyard yews in the past. The yew previously recorded here appeared to be in good condition. It appeared that the majority of branches below 10’/12′ have been removed once they get to any size, so that only young (less than 50 years) branches appear below that height. There are plenty of signs that the original tree is rotting away and that the centre will eventually be hollow. There were small amounts of ivy in places and the oil tank is still sited on the north side of the tree. The oil drums were gone and the whole churchyard was neat and tidy. I recorded girth as 17′ 1” (521cm) at 3′.

Yew trees at Ludford:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1424 Ludford Ancient 5m-7m 516cm at 90cm - view more info