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Shipton Bellinger

Tree ID: 725

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 775cm

Girth height: at 60cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 30-Aug-99

Source of earliest mention: 1940: RCB Gardner


1940 – Recorded by RCB Gardner
1997 – 748cm (24′ 6”) at 0.5m recorded.
August 1999 – Tim Hills: In the hollow centre of this yew is a fluted internal stem, with a girth of 8′ 3″ at the ground. Whatever eventually happens to the outer skin of this tree, here is an excellent example of the next generation forming in the centre of the old yew. It has many branches from 8′ upwards. Girth was 25′ 5” (775cm) at 2′.
December 2002 – Russell Cleaver: Full crowned hollow male in the middle of a field and fenced in. Clear stem to 1.8m, large internal aerial root itself 8′ girth. The field bears odd mounds. Girth 25′ 2” (767cm at the ground).

Yew trees at Shipton Bellinger:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
725 Shipton Bellinger Ancient 7m+ 775cm at 60cm - view more info