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Tree ID: 682

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 564cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 1-Oct-97

Source of earliest mention: 1940: The King's England - Arthur Mee


October 1997 – Tim Hills: A thickened hollow shell with some internal growth. May be splitting apart – chains at 15′ hold parts of the tree together. Girths of 18′ 6″ (564cm) around the base and 17′ 6″ (533cm) at 2′ recorded.
February 2012 – Peter Norton: The large male yew is found at 51.165368,-2.589726. It is hollow and with part of the NE side of the bole missing. The north side also starting to separate. Five leaders are hollow and all are chained together at about 15′. Two internal stems can be seen, the larger of the two with a girth of 1′ 6” near to the ground. Girth of the tree measured at 2′ from the ground and therefore not including a small piece of fragmented stump was 17′ 3” (526cm).
2016 – Tim Hills: 17′ 9½” (543cm) at 2′ and 18′ 6” (564cm) at the ground. Disturbance of the soil at the base suggests this will be an unreliable place to take comparative measurements over time.

Yew trees at Pilton:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
682 Pilton Ancient 5m-7m 564cm at the ground - view more info