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Tree ID: 5047

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 541cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 9-Mar-17

Source of earliest mention: 2006: Cetic Christian Sites - Zaluckyj


March 2017 – Tim Hills: The Celtic Christian Sites of the central and southern Marches by Sarah and John Zaluckyj describes ‘an old yew in the north west corner which is showing the beginnings of hollowing and thus appears to be of some age’. The ancient yew leans and was difficult to measure. The lowest girth of 17′ 9” (541cm) was obtained at the ground on one side and above the most bulging roots on the other. A girth of 18′ 7” (566cm) was obtained using a nail that somebody has hammered in at a height of about 8”. The tree is hollow on the west side.

Yew trees at Peterstow:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
5047 Peterstow Ancient 5m-7m 541cm at the ground - view more info