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Tree ID: 1279

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: 398cm

Girth height: at 100cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 27-Aug-05

Source of earliest mention: 1986: J.Daryll Evans


December 1986: Measured by J. Daryll Evans for his book ‘The Churchyard Yews of Gwent’. He recorded a girth of 344cm (about 11′ 3”) at 1m.
August 2005 – Tim Hills: In spite of a small girth this is a perfectly formed horse shoe hollow. Elder and holly were growing close to the tree. Above a height of 5′ it develops into two distinct sides. Girth was 11′ 11” (363cm) at 1′ .
October 2021 – Tim Hills: The tree flares outwards towards the ground and was measured at 1m, recording a girth of 398cm (13′). At a height of 50cm, where a nail was hammered into the trunk, girth was 377cm (12′ 4”).
With a girth of under 4m the tree is presently classified as notable. Because it displays veteran characteristics it will in the future be classified as V-con (veteran on account of its condition).

Yew trees at Shirenewton:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1279 Shirenewton Notable 398cm at 100cm - view more info