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Tree ID: 680

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 724cm

Girth height: minimum girth

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 3-May-98

Source of earliest mention: 1866: Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club Transactions


1866: A girth of 28′ at 3′ for this ‘partially hollow’ yew was recorded for the Woolhope Papers.
May 1998 – Tim Hills: The low wall was once capped with stones placed right against the bole. These have been split as the tree expands, but in the spaces – as well as in the tree’s hollow interior – ivy and elder compete for nourishment. These could be removed. I recorded a girth of approximately 34′ at a height of 5′.
October 2015 – Peter Norton: The yew is located on Google Maps at 52.041434, -2.956457 (Lat/Long). The impressive female yew grows north of the church. Two branches that hung over the path have recently been removed. The main leaders are hollow and the two main basal cavities will probably mean a large section of the outer bole will eventually fall away. The minimum girth at its lowest point was 23′ 9” (724cm), a mixture of root crown and ground, a height at which somebody has hammered in several nails.

Yew trees at Peterchurch:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
680 Peterchurch Ancient 7m+ 724cm minimum girth - view more info