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Nine Horse Wood

Tree ID: 4526

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 518cm

Girth height: at 90cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 23-Jun-14

Source of earliest mention: 2014: Cliff Hansford


June 2014 – Cliff Hansford: The most significant yew is at TQ6113065760. It is female yew with a canopy diameter of about 70′. The base of the yew on east side is above the ground with a sizeable number of flints beneath. Three to four feety above the base the yew separates into four main trunks, which themselves separate into varying numbers of limbs and an abundance of branches. There was however very little in the way of foliage. There was no obvious hollowing.
Tim Hills – 2015: NINE HORSE WOOD is shown on the 1792 survey map. It is classified as ‘Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland’ which means that it has existed as a managed wood since at least 1600. The fact that this is the only yew of large girth is puzzling, though the 4th photo suggests to me the possibility of it being two trees.

Yew trees at Nine Horse Wood:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
4526 Nine Horse Wood Ancient 5m-7m 518cm at 90cm - view more info
4527 Nine Horse Wood Ancient 4m-5m 406cm at 90cm - view more info
4528 Nine Horse Wood Notable 349cm at 90cm - view more info