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Merthyr Cynog

Tree ID: 4267

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 422cm

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 – February 2014: Tree 6 on plan grows south of the church. Its appearance suggests that it has been larger girthed. Dead sapwood on the outside shows that the main stem was once internal growth, probably in the centre of the original tree. Girth of 13′ 10” (422cm) close to the ground.
May 2017 – Paul Wood: Tree very much as previously recorded. I noted a number of dead and dying branches in the canopy. Foliage was deep green but much thinner than the other yews. Is this perhaps to do with other species planted nearby beginning to hide the sunlight and nutrients the yew once had to itself? There was much twiggy growth on the east and south side of the bole. Girth at the root crown was exactly 14′ (427cm). A spine of white wood visible in the centre of the tree on its west side.

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