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Tree ID: 5100

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 533cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 9-May-17

Source of earliest mention: 2016: Stewart Reid


This male yew grows on a mound with a containing wall built around it. This is now largely hidden in undergrowth. The tree has extraordinary features, both external and internal. From the outside its twisting bole retains its large girth for a considerable height. On the inside are two unusual internal stem features. One of these is a group of six or so thin cylindrical stems that grow very close to each other. The second is seen as a large sawn off branch poking out of a hole on the side of the tree facing the church. This branch can be followed back to where it developed in the centre of the hollow tree, showing that it originated as an internal stem. Girths of 17′ 6” (533cm) at 1′ and 17′ 4” (528cm) at 3′ were recorded.

Yew trees at Pentyrch:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
5100 Pentyrch Ancient 5m-7m 533cm at 30cm - view more info