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Tree ID: 3238

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: No data

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 22-Mar-10

Source of earliest mention: 2010: Personal correspondnce


This is the most significant of the dozen yews growing here. Its girth increases from 12′ at 3′ to 15′ at 5′. Its height is 30′ approximately. and canopy diameter is about 40′. The bole of the yew looks very much the worse for wear as a result of some earlier work either to save the yew or, perhaps, prevent it from being vandalised by setting on fire. Originally there were five limbs projecting from the bole at a height of 6′. Two of these (S/W aspect) have been removed. A number of canopy branches have been sawn back and foliage generally looks sparse. I understand that bats are currently in residence (though I could not see where). All hollow areas visible from the ground are filled with concrete and some areas suggest a rubble in-fill.

Yew trees at Otford:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3238 Otford Ancient 4m-5m No data available - view more info