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Tree ID: 675

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 831cm

Girth height: at root crown

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 5-Aug-98

Source of earliest mention: 1834: Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Wales


The largest yew grows on a mound east of the church. Five major branches grow from its short bole.
2017 Paul Wood: I counted at least thirty common yews here of various size. Only the remarkable tree at the east end of the church appears to be of considerable age. A girth of 27′ 3” (831cm) was recorded at the root crown. It looked very much as previously described. The crown was full of foliage, though lower down smaller branches have been removed to allow access. There was a small amount of ivy at the base on the yew’s western side.

Yew trees at Penpont:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
675 Penpont Ancient 7m+ 831cm at root crown - view more info
1278 Penpont Images Currently Unavailable Lost No data available - view more info