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Tree ID: 3037

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 564cm

Girth height: No data

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 1-Jun-09

Source of earliest mention: 2009: Hugo Egleston


2009 – Hugo Egleston: The trees were measured at the highest point on the bank and the narrowest point before roots fan out. Girths of the largest two, male and female, were 18′ 6” (564cm) and 17′ (518cm). They grow side by side in the bottom of the pit; not only do the roots fuse together, but branches also grow into one another. The tape had to be threaded through a tunnel between the trees to obtain individual girth measurements.
2016 – Peter Norton: Measurement around both trunks was 26′ ((792cm) at the narrowest point. These trees are already growing into each other and in a few hundred years it may be difficult to recognise them as two trees.

Yew trees at Otterbourne:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3037 Otterbourne Ancient 5m-7m 564cm - view more info
4826 Otterbourne Ancient 4m-5m 411cm - view more info