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Tree ID: 1146

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 632cm

Girth height: at 45cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 26-Nov-11

Source of earliest mention: 1868: Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club Transactions


1868: The following was written about this yew: ‘Dr. Bull gave also the dimensions of the Sarnesfield yew-tree. It measured 21ft. 3in. at five feet from the ground, and was said to be ninety feet high, though he scarcely thought it could be so high as this’.
November 2011 – Tim Hills: I measured the yew at between 1′ and 2′ to obtain the lowest reading and recorded 20′ 9” (632cm) . I also measured at 2′ above the higher ground and keeping the tape horizontal recorded 21′ 3” (648cm).
October 2015 – Paul Wood: The tree appeared as recorded in 2011. The smallest measurement was obtained between 1′ and 2′, with 20′ 9” (632cm) recorded.

Yew trees at Sarnesfield:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1146 Sarnesfield Ancient 5m-7m 632cm at 45cm - view more info