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Tree ID: 2822

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: 295cm

Girth height: at 130cm

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: No data

Source of earliest mention: c1940: The King's England - Arthur Mee


The yews form an avenue leading to the church and are likely to be contemporary with the building. There are nine trees remaining (four on one side of the path and five on the other) but there are visible signs that some trees have gone with depressions in the grass marking their former positions. While some of the remaining trees have been harshly cut (presumably to keep the path clear) the overall impression remains of a tunnel of green leading up to the church. There is a mix of male and female trees and also a mix of single and multi-stemmed trees. The largest of the single stemmed trees measures 2.95m girth at 1.3m, the tree next to this one has fruiting bodies of Laetiporus sulphureus. There is also another yew (smaller in stature) to the rear of the church and several more of a similar size in the adjacent garden, which looks like it may be (or have been) the rectory.

Yew trees at Roecliffe:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2822 Roecliffe Notable 295cm at 130cm - view more info