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Marston St.Lawrence

Tree ID: 592

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 531cm

Girth height: at 5cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 20-Feb-99

Source of earliest mention: 1822: George Baker - History of Northamptonshire


February 1999 – Tim Hills: Unusually for a churchyard tree it appears to have layered offspring as well as embedded branches. The tree has been measured since 1822. It has a clean bole and many branches. Girths recorded were 17′ 2” (523cm) at the ground, 21′ 8″ (660cm) at 4′ and 24′ 10” (757cm) at 5′.
August 2008 – Ian Robert Brown: Tree appears in good health. New sapwood being laid down over much of the dead wood on outer limbs. Good spread of foliage. One outer limb does have large new split running along the bottom edge close to the main trunk that may need attention.
13/3/2016 Peter Norton: A fine ancient male yew grows north of the church (a possible indicator of an early religious site) and close to the north facing porch. On the south facing side two branches have been allowed to dip and rest on the ground and although no rooting has taken place, fine upward growth is now evident. To the west of the tree are two young male yews that are clearly the result of successful branch layering although the host branches have been cut away. Although many branches have been cut away over the years the tree looks in good condition. A girth of 17′ 5” (531cm) was recorded close to the ground where several nails mark the minimum girth.

Yew trees at Marston St.Lawrence:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
592 Marston St.Lawrence Ancient 5m-7m 531cm at 5cm - view more info