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Tree ID: 629

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 488cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 24-Feb-01

Source of earliest mention: 1862: History and Topography of Buckinghamshire


February 2001 – Tim Hills: No fewer than four unusually straight branches rise in parallel from its fluted bole above 10’/12′. Of the many lateral branches dipping towards the ground, one had become impaled on the railings. Girths of 16′ 1” (488cm) at 1′ and 16′ 3” (495cm) at 5′ recorded.
February 2007 – An item in Hemel Hempstead today (08/02/07) describes the ancient yew tree being ‘adopted in 1988 by a national conservation campaign launched by David Bellamy to protect ancient yews. The church was built in 1470 and it is believed that the tree was planted at a similar time. With the impressive girth of 5.02 metres, the giant is more than 600 years old and treasured by parishioners’.

Yew trees at Nettleden:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
629 Nettleden Ancient 4m-5m 488cm at 30cm - view more info