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Tree ID: 2221

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 7-Apr-06

Source of earliest mention: 2006: Angela King, Shaftesbury Tree Group


April 2006 – Tim Hills: This is undoubtedly a yew of unique appearance and worthy of attention, though the overgrown graveyard made close inspection impossible. Is it regrowth from an old stump or an old hollowing yew that collapsed? It has certainly been like this for long enough for substantial newer upright branches to grow through the tangle of very red old branches.
2016 – Peter Norton: The invasive laurel has been cut back along with other shrubs that previously prevented us from looking at the whole tree. I was able to tape around a mixture of root crown and ground and recorded 23′ 0½”(702cm). Half a dozen stems grow from a very low break of crown from which two have been lopped a long time ago, the remaining four having further sub-divisions.

Yew trees at Shaftesbury:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2221 Shaftesbury Ancient 4m-5m No data available - view more info