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Tree ID: 3077

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 671cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 8-Sep-09

Source of earliest mention: 1864: Nottinghamshire History, Directory and Gazetteer


September 2009 – Tim Hills: Considering that this is Nottinghamshire’s oldest known yew, it was in an appalling condition. Beneath the ivy that virtually smothered one half of the tree, I found a store of tinder dry brown yew foliage. The tree has fragmented into two distinct but well connected sections. That on the north side appeared dead, though a few branches laden with arils poked through the ivy which dominated this part of the tree. With a girth above 22′, this ancient yew deserves better.
Mark Fretwell 2018: The yew was measured at 0.30m, the height of the previous recording, and a girth of 6.80m was recorded. The ivy looks less of a problem than the comments posted in 2009.
It appeared that the truncated fragment was now dead.

Yew trees at Maplebeck:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3077 Maplebeck Ancient 5m-7m 671cm at 30cm - view more info