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Tree ID: 824

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 19-Sep-98

Source of earliest mention: 1789: The Yew-Trees of Britain and Ireland (1897) John Lowe.


Gilbert White said of this yew: ‘In 1789 was apparently of great age. The body was short, squat and thick, and girthed 23ft, supporting a large head. It was a male’.
After being blown down, it was returned to its original position, but failed to start growing again.
Russell Cleaver – The famous 26′ (8m) yew here blew down in the gale of Jan 1990. It was re-erected and seemed to survive for a short while, but soon after died. Its stump has been left to decay for wildlife.

Yew trees at Selborne:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
824 Selborne Lost No data available - view more info