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Tree ID: 708

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 577cm

Girth height: at root crown

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 31-May-99

Source of earliest mention: 1880: Paper presented to Cardiff Nat.Soc. by T.H. Thomas


1999 – Tim Hills: The yew swells from 18′ 6” (564cm) at 1′, to a massive 28′ (853cm) at 4′. Its centre was filled with 4′ of decaying material. The shape of its crown was still pyramidal, as described in 1880.
2018 – Peter Norton’s photos show a more rounded shape to the tree. He considers that it grows at what was probably once the original churchyard perimeter. He describes a 4′ bole from which seven main areas of growth emerge. It appears to be hollow, but is filled with the detritus of age (needle drop and seeds). A girth of 18′ 11” (577cm) was recorded at the root crown.
2021 Mark Turner: I recorded the trunk at ground level as 5.85m (19′ 2”) and at 20cm the circumference was 6.05m (19′ 10”). At 1.2m high it swells to 8.81 m (28′ 11”).

Yew trees at Rudry:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
708 Rudry Ancient 5m-7m 577cm at root crown - view more info
5261 Rudry Notable 351cm at 150cm - view more info
1756 Rudry Images Currently Unavailable Lost No data available - view more info