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Tree ID: 6619

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: 385cm

Girth height: at 90cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 26-Sep-21

Source of earliest mention: 1986: Churchyard yews of Gwent - J.Daryll Evans


2021: Closest to the church of the two trees, this female yew was laden with arils. It is hollow with a piece of dead wood at the gap. Inside is an almost hidden internal stem. There was also a hole on the east side of the tree. On sloping ground, girth was recorded keeping the tape at the same height above the ground all round the tree. The following were recorded: 12′ 9” (389cm) at 2′, 12′ 8” (386cm) at 3′ and 12′ 11” (394cm) at 4′.
In 1986 Evans recorded a girth of 359cm at 100cm. In 2021 I remeasured at this height and recorded 390cm, an increase of 31cm in 35 years.
With a girth of under 4m the tree is presently classified as notable. Because it displays veteran characteristics it will in the future be classified as V-con (veteran on account of its condition).

Yew trees at Penterry:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
6619 Penterry Notable 385cm at 90cm - view more info
6329 Penterry Notable 311cm at 30cm - view more info