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Saint- Maudez

Tree ID: 3564

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 798cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 11-Sep-14

Source of earliest mention: 2009: Georges Feterman


September 2014 – Tim Hills: Viewed from the church the tree presents a splendid bole, free of low growth. On the side facing the road it is hollow with internal growth. It main branch has been truncated and there are signs of large sections of the tree removed on that side. A substantial stem, splitting into two large branches, faces west. As well as the measurement of 26′ 2” at 1′ (798cm), a girth of 25′ 5”(775cm) was recorded at its narrowest point between the ground and 2′, and 26′ 8” (813cm) at about 3′.
In 2009 Georges Feterman recorded a girth of 28′ 10” (879cm) at 4′ and noted that a yew of perhaps 1,000 years stands beside the church. The crown makes a full and vital impression, despite the hollow trunk, which is quite normal for this age of yew.
On September 14th 2017 the annual tree trip of the Flemish arboricultural organisation visited some trees in Bretagne. They were guided by Mickael Jezegou, who works for the Conseil General du departement du Cotes de Nord, and is responsible for general advice on veteran trees in that departement. He is also the author of the book, Arbres Remarcable en Bretagne. It was Mickael that advised the parish council to improve the growing conditions of this tree by improving the soil by a layer of mulch. The yew was measured as 820cm (26′ 11”) at 1m.

Yew trees at Saint- Maudez:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3564 Saint- Maudez Ancient 7m+ 798cm at 30cm - view more info