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Peper Harow

Tree ID: 679

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 701cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 19-Dec-98

Source of earliest mention: 1903: Cox's Little Guide


December 1998 – Tim Hills: South of the church. In two halves and possible to walk between the two. Girth was 23′ (701cm) close to the ground.
May 13th 2013 – Peter Norton: The ancient male yew grows southeast of the porch. It was not possible to measure at the ground due to ivy and other spring foliage on the south side of the tree. The centre of the tree was filled with grass cuttings to a height greater than 2′, an unnecessary practice that could threaten the tree. Foliage was thin and a few of the smaller branches dead. It seemed as though these are mainly young branches growing from the ancient bole. Perhaps the tree was cut back many years ago (Pugins church restoration c.1844 would seem the most likely time) and what we see today is regrowth. At the southeast and southwest corners of the churchyard are two young trees, almost certainly of the Victorian era.

Yew trees at Peper Harow:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
679 Peper Harow Ancient 7m+ 701cm at the ground - view more info