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Saint- Mards-de- Blacarville

Tree ID: 3568

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 614cm

Girth height: at 10cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 19-Jul-18

Source of earliest mention: 1932: Les vieux arbres de la Normandie - Henri Gadeau de Kerville


July 2018 Tim Hills: The yew is a large and powerful presence in this churchyard. It has never had much space and one side is now a mere 30cm from the wall that separates road from churchyard. On the other side it is only 10m from the church. It therefore seems absurd that a ‘jardin de souvenir’ – Garden of Remembrance – should have been set up so close to the yew, complete with plants only inches from its bole. I was unable to repeat Wim Peeters measurement at 130cm taken on 15/07/2011, when he recorded a girth of 6.15m. This was because of the twiggy growth that now covers the trunk at that height on the section of trunk facing the road. I was able to record 6.14m (20′ 2”) at a height of 10cm. The tree’s hollowness can be seen on its east side with large holes and internal stems. Foliage was prolific and healthy.

Yew trees at Saint- Mards-de- Blacarville:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3568 Saint- Mards-de- Blacarville Ancient 5m-7m 614cm at 10cm - view more info