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Preston Patrick

Tree ID: 2477

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: 338cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 22-Mar-07

Source of earliest mention: 1692: Mannix & Co., History, Topography and Directory of Westmorland, 1851


March 2007 – Tim Hills: The oldest yew in the churchyard stands southeast of the church. It is a hollow tree with some internal growth. We may never know whether this fine healthy yew is a remnant of the venerable yew described in 1692. Also visited in 1997 by Graham Wilkinson who recorded 11′ 6″ (351cm) at 3′, 15′ 3″ (465cm) at 4′, 10′ 6″ (320cm) at base and noted ‘an impressive old tree with marked hollowing and internal rootlets, branching between six & seven feet. Dead section to NW side’.
With a girth of under 4m the tree is presently classified as notable. Because it displays veteran characteristics it will in the future be classified as V-con (veteran on account of its condition).

Yew trees at Preston Patrick:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2477 Preston Patrick Notable 338cm at 30cm - view more info