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New Forest - Perrywood Ironshill Inclosure

Tree ID: 2963

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 439cm

Girth height: at 50cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 30-Nov-08

Source of earliest mention: 2008: Derek Wilson


Chip Wilson – Estimated height of the tree is 12 metres. The circumference of trunk at 0.5 metres height intervals is:-0.0m-4.4m; 0.5m-4.4m; 1.0m-4.7m; 1.5m-5.0m; 2.0m-5.2m. At this point its starts to branch out.
July 1st 2012 – Peter Norton: Google Maps 50.817209,-1.54036. The large female tree has a break of crown at about 10′ from which one main leader and five branches emerge. It is hollow with two large basal cavities and a further two smaller ones caused by branch loss. One large internal root measuring 2′ in girth plus 2 minor roots of which one has been cut through, possibly when the largest basal cavity was ‘dressed’. A large fruiting body Laetiporus Sulphureus was also evident on the internal wall of the bole. Girth was recorded as 14′ 6” (442cm) at the root crown, 14′ 8” (447cm) at 2′ and over 15′ (457cm) at 3′. All branches have been clipped at the drip line, or, evidence of a browse line so no regeneration by layering and no evidence of seedlings or saplings close by. A further 2 young male yews (around 7′ girth) can be seen, one blown over some time ago.

Yew trees at New Forest - Perrywood Ironshill Inclosure:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2963 New Forest - Perrywood Ironshill Inclosure Ancient 4m-5m 439cm at 50cm - view more info