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Pitmedden House

Tree ID: 2346

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 554cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 1-Oct-16

Source of earliest mention: 1866: On the Old and Remarkable Yew Trees in Scotland by Robert Hutchison


In 1890 R. Hutchison recorded four yews at this site, two to the south with girths of about 7′ and 9′, and two to the east with girths of about 14′.
In 2002, Treefest Scotland described that a ‘fine pair of old yews stand in front of Pitmeddan House’. These are thought to have been planted by Sir Alexander Seton in about 1675. The larger of the two was recorded in 2002 as forking into 3 main stems at the ground, and having a diameter of 176cm (18′ 2” girth) at ground level.
In 2016 Charles Henderson recorded a girth of 578cm (19′) at 10cm and a height of 13m. He located the tree at NJ8848728041.

Yew trees at Pitmedden House:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2346 Pitmedden House Ancient 5m-7m 554cm at the ground - view more info
5001 Pitmedden House Ancient 4m-5m 443cm at 50cm - view more info