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Savernake Forest

Tree ID: 3979

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: 378cm

Girth height: at root crown

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 12-Jun-12

Source of earliest mention: 2012: Peter Norton


This is the largest of the seven yews. Girth of 12′ 5” (378cm) was with tape slightly undulating to obtain minimum girth. This increased to 13′ 2” (401cm) at 2′. The tree consists of three leaders from a break of crown at about 6′. Some adventitious growth was noted on the lower bole. It is quite a tall tree with only moderate amounts of foliage. The remaining trees were below 9′ in girth.

Yew trees at Savernake Forest:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3979 Savernake Forest Notable 378cm at root crown - view more info