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Tree ID: 654

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 538cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 7-Jul-99

Source of earliest mention: 1855: Hastings, past and present - Mary Howard


1994 – Owen Johnson: 12m tall with a diameter of 169 cm at the ground (Sussex Tree Book). He described it as ‘trunks, diverging from the base, are all so hollow that the tree resembles a kind of giant basket’.
July 1999 – Tim Hills: This tree has also been described as a ‘skeleton’. A ground cross section shows many separate stems – all appear to fuse together and provide a tree with a vigorous green canopy. I recorded a girth of 17′ 8″ (538cm) at the ground, allowing the tape to ride above the roots, and 20′ 10″ (635cm) at 3′.

Yew trees at Ninfield:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
654 Ninfield Ancient 5m-7m 538cm at the ground - view more info