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Richards Castle Hill Fort

Tree ID: 2646

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 444.5cm

Girth height: at 5cm

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 5-Oct-07

Source of earliest mention: 2005: James Heap


2007 – Tim Hills: The yew just inside the castle grounds and adjacent to the churchyard was recorded with a girth of 14′ 7” (444.5cm) close to the ground.
2016 – Paul Wood: There is relatively new barbed wire fencing around the yew and it was not possible to get close to the bole. The canopy of this yew is now just touching the ground, except for a small portion that overhangs the churchyard. Here you can just get in under the canopy. Sadly this space was full of the churchyard rubbish. The yew looks healthy enough, though foliage had a yellow tinge to it over most of the tree.

Yew trees at Richards Castle Hill Fort:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2646 Richards Castle Hill Fort Ancient 4m-5m 444.5cm at 5cm - view more info
5014 Richards Castle Hill Fort Notable 320cm - view more info
5013 Richards Castle Hill Fort Notable No data available - view more info