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Moccas - churchyard

Tree ID: 4855

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 493cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 29-Feb-16

Source of earliest mention: 2016: Paul Wood


February 2016 – Paul Wood: The yew grows about 10 metres south of the south porch. Because of its proximity to the building its branches have been regularly trimmed. The tree has a short bole of just under 4′ which is covered in twiggy growth almost to ground level. The centre of the tree is rotting away and perhaps in years to come it will be much altered, so that it appears as two smaller trees growing close to each other. A small patch of colourless leaves is seen in the final photograph. This is a rare phenomenon that can also be observed on old yews at Much Marcle, South Hayling and Defynnog. Girth was 16′ 2” (493cm) at 1′. A younger yew also grows here about 10m east of the church.

Yew trees at Moccas - churchyard:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
4855 Moccas - churchyard Ancient 4m-5m 493cm at 30cm - view more info