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Tree ID: 2489

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 467cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 20-May-13

Source of earliest mention: 1996: Owen Johnson


1995 – Owen Johnson: A girth of 456cm (14′ 11½”) at 40cm was recorded by Owen Johnson.
May 2009 – Penelope Stanford: This very tall tree grows to the west of the path from the lychgate to the church, with another, much younger tree to the east, and is level with the chancel of the church. Above the level where a hollow tree forms new branches (I hesitate to say pollarding level, but that is what it usually looks like) a major trunk has grown on the church side of the tree, and looks as if it has a considerable girth itself. It, too, is hollow. There are no branches coming down to form layers.
May 2013 – Tim Hills: The yew has a prominent internal stem. This is part covered by dead sapwood, over which new wood is being laid down. At a height of about 10′ the tree splits into two main growth areas, one a thick girthed rising branch, the other consisting of many angled branches. Girth recorded was 15′ 4” (467cm) at 1′ above the highest ground, keeping the tape horizontal.

Yew trees at Rolvenden:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2489 Rolvenden Ancient 4m-5m 467cm at 30cm - view more info