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Tree ID: 1527

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 422cm

Girth height: at 60cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 2-Apr-03

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


Russell Cleaver – 2002: The largest, male, 13′ 10” (4.22) at 3′. The smaller, also male, 12′ 11” (3.94) at 3′. Both had clear stems to about 6′.
April 2003 – Tim Hills: Two fine yews grow here. The yew north of the church supports several large branches. Girth at 2′ is 13′ 10” (422cm). That SE of the church has a fluted bole with a bulge at 4′ and twiggy growth. Bole height is about 6′ before many branches form a fine spreading crown. Girth at 1′ is 11′ 7” ((353cm).
Robert McBride – April 2010: Girths recorded as 446cm at 30cm for the larger yew and 371cm at 25cm for the smaller.
13th November 2016: A sudden storm which hit the region brought down the large old yew tree on the south side of the churchyard. It is believed the tree was around 300 years old. It was a familiar feature of the church and the space left by it has changed the whole character of the site. There was some damage to the corner of the roof from the falling tree. The weight of the tree brought down an old wall and a few headstones but on the whole there was less damage than at first envisaged.

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Yew trees at Melverley:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1527 Melverley Images Currently Unavailable Ancient 4m-5m 422cm at 60cm - view more info