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Tree ID: 707

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 721cm

Girth height: No data

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 7-Jul-99

Source of earliest mention: 1928: Bell's Pocket Guide


1994: The girth of 23′ 8” (721cm) is found in Chetan and Brueton’s The Sacred Yew.
1999 Tim Hills: Two fragments (though still joined at the ground) slanting at up to 45 degrees. They are supported on thirteen props with chains in the branches preventing further separation. The position and shape of the fragments suggest this was formerly an immense tree.
October 2015 Peter Norton: The yew is an extremely fragmented female growing northeast of the church and can be viewed on Google Maps at 51.046159, 0.218775. Its leaning fragments are supported by seven props, while chains and wire hawsers in the canopy hold these remaining halves in place. A young internal stem was also observed. No measurements were taken.

Yew trees at Rotherfield:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
707 Rotherfield Ancient 7m+ 721cm - view more info