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Tree ID: 2225

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: 455cm

Girth height: at 90cm

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 17-Feb-01

Source of earliest mention: 1875: The Penny Post


1880 – Straker: Described as growing east of the church, with a girth of 12′ 3” at 5′.
1895 – Lowe: A girth of 11′ 6” at the ground, and 12′ at 3′. Lowe described ‘3 dead branches in the interior. Two trunks united up to 4′, then divided into 6 large branches, apparent height 30′, umbrage 61′.’
2001 – Tim Hills: A bole about 6′ high. From it develop three large areas of growth with healthy foliage. Ivy covered the lower part of the tree and there was some filling of hollow spaces with concrete. I was unable to remeasure at 5′ because of a leaning branch, but recorded 13′ 11” (424cm) at 1′ and 14′ 11” (455cm) at 3′.
In a report in 2009 prepared for the Ancient Tree Initiative, it states that the tree was severely lopped about 5 years ago earlier (2004) and that there were no signs of regrowth. It is almost certain that this drastic action killed the last of Sanderstead’s trio of old yews. In 2009, all that remained was the stump, recorded with a girth of 455cm (14′ 11”) at 3′.

Yew trees at Sanderstead:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
174 Sanderstead Images Currently Unavailable Lost 495cm at 150cm - view more info
2225 Sanderstead Lost 455cm at 90cm - view more info
2687 Sanderstead Images Currently Unavailable Lost 206cm at 90cm - view more info