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Tree ID: 1395

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 406cm

Girth height: at 60cm

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 5-Nov-02

Source of earliest mention: 1938: The King's England - Arthur Mee


November 2002 – Tim Hills: Mee was probably referring to the four yews at the churchyard entrance, visible from the road. Planted at the same time, their girths vary between 9′ 3” and 10′ 9”. The largest yew however is a male growing SSW of and about 15m from the church. Girth of this very old tree is 13′ 4” (406cm) at 2′. Its dead centre is full of crumbling red heartwood, seen through a small gap of about 8”. New wood may grow over and hide the hollow, though the development of a thickened horse shape seemed a more likely outcome.

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Yew trees at Matson:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1395 Matson Images Currently Unavailable Ancient 4m-5m 406cm at 60cm - view more info