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Tree ID: 663

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 478cm

Girth height: No data

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 11-Aug-99

Source of earliest mention: 1802: The bardic museum: of primitive British literature


This yew grows NW of the church. Since my visit in 1999 a fence has been placed around the tree. This will not only help avoid soil compaction, it means that the large dead fragment can decay in situ, a process that might take one or two centuries. The remaining propped fragment consists of two hollow stems linked for about 4′.
2014 – The fence around the tree apparently has no entry gate. It is hoped that this will not make it too difficult to deal with the ivy that is beginning to cover the lower part of the tree.

Yew trees at Overton:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1115 Overton Ancient 5m-7m 551cm at 30cm - view more info
663 Overton Ancient 4m-5m 478cm - view more info