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Tree ID: 1973

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 437cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 14-Jan-05

Source of earliest mention: 1996: Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust


January 2005 Tim Hills: Growing north of the church is this twisted broken shell with small internal stems. Though much of its foliage was red there was new green growth at the tips of the twigs.
April 2016 Paul Wood: In 2005 the foliage was described as red. This is still the case, and at first sight the yew appeared to be dying, but this is clearly not so. In fact it appeared to be growing quite healthily. Even though this was a well kept churchyard, this did not extend to the yew, whose bole was unreachable behind thick and impenetrable brambles and nettles. The person who has taken over care of the churchyard intends to remove both ivy and brambles during the summer.
April 2017 Paul Wood: Unfortunately my return visit was to find that ivy and brambles had not been removed. I spent a considerable amount of time clearing some of the brambles and ivy to enable the bole to be photographed. The yew’s foliage still had a reddish glow. It was also covered in lichen. The tree also appears to have ‘shrunk’ over the winter and generally appeared in poor shape.

Yew trees at Maesmynis:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1973 Maesmynis Ancient 4m-5m 437cm at the ground - view more info