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Tree ID: 660

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 503cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 27-Jul-01

Source of earliest mention: 1474: Tree Heritage of Britain and Ireland - Andrew Morton


July 2001 – Tim Hills: No fewer than 10 major branches stretch from the bole. All subdivide, some are supported on props. Five metres from the bole these branches reach the ground. As they continue to grow horizontally they sprout new growth. The fact that 22 new trees rise from these prone branches makes this unique among yew trees.
April 2013 – David Alderman, Charles Henderson, Donald Rodger: Girth of 513cm (16′ 10”) at 0.3m recorded. One of its layering branches, traced back to the parent tree, was observed to be male.

Yew trees at Ormiston:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
660 Ormiston Ancient 5m-7m 503cm at 30cm - view more info
86 Ormiston Images Currently Unavailable Notable 356cm at 90cm - view more info
661 Ormiston Notable 313cm at 30cm - view more info