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Tree ID: 5431

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 457cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 26-Oct-16

Source of earliest mention: 2016: Tim Hills


October 2016 – Tim Hills: The large female yew grows about 10m from the east end of the church and about 5m from a stream. Beneath the tree is a broken tomb, while a headstone of somebody who died in 1856 is found a few feet away. The tree has numerous upward rising stems, some of which have become most prominent and merged with those nearby. There is much rising twiggy growth low down, some of which has thickened and appears as new stems plastered onto the side of the trunk. There is a small platform at a height of about 8′. Girth was exactly 15′ (457cm) at about 1′, the narrowest part of the tree.

Yew trees at Nettlecombe:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
5431 Nettlecombe Ancient 4m-5m 457cm at 30cm - view more info