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Tree ID: 689

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 655cm

Girth height: at 90cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 24-May-98

Source of earliest mention: 1790: The Topographer


May 1998 – Tim Hills: A particularly fine, straight, thickly fluted and solid looking bole. It has apparently suffered at the hands of topiarists at some time in its history. A small opening at the base of the tree reveals that it has larger hollow spaces with internal growth. 21′ 6” (655cm) at 3′.
March 2006: A site meeting was held with members of the local community to discuss this fine tree as part of the Great Trees of East Devon project. Later in the year the yew was nominated by Heather Wheeler and is now officially recognised as one of the Great Trees of East Devon.

Yew trees at Plymtree:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
689 Plymtree Ancient 5m-7m 655cm at 90cm - view more info