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Merthyr Cynog

Tree ID: 2288

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 442cm

Girth height: at 5cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 5-Aug-98

Source of earliest mention: 1849: A Topographical Dictionary of Wales


Tim Hills – August 1998: Tree 4 on the plan grows NE of the church. It has an elongated trunk with internal growth in centre.
In 2006 a girth of 14′ 6” (442cm) was recorded close to the ground.
By February 2014 this had increased to 14′ 11” (455cm). The possibility that this yew and tree 5 are well developed fragments of a once huge tree that would have filled the space between them is backed up by the pieces of stump highlighted in Paul Wood’s photos taken in 2017.

Yew trees at Merthyr Cynog:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
594 Merthyr Cynog Ancient 7m+ 762cm - view more info
2286 Merthyr Cynog Ancient 5m-7m 541cm at root crown - view more info
595 Merthyr Cynog Ancient 5m-7m 508cm at 30cm - view more info
2288 Merthyr Cynog Ancient 4m-5m 442cm at 5cm - view more info
2287 Merthyr Cynog Ancient 4m-5m 439cm at 5cm - view more info
4267 Merthyr Cynog Ancient 4m-5m 422cm at 5cm - view more info