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Roslin Castle

Tree ID: 2000

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 451cm

Girth height: at 100cm

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: No data

Source of earliest mention: 1896: Robert Hutchison


In the 19th century this yew was estimated to be 600 years old (i.e. origin in 14th century). While its girth suggests a minimum of 500 years, if it is contemporary with castle completion in late 14th century its age might be greater still.

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