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Shottesbrooke Park

Tree ID: 721

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 627cm

Girth height: at narrowest point

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 13-Jan-00

Source of earliest mention: 1854: Post Office Directory of Berkshire


January 2000 – Tim Hills: A pollarded yew WSW of the church. Its complete 3′ high shell gives it an exceptional appearance. Girth was 20′ 7” (627cm) at its narrowest.
April 2010 – Dave Kenny: The yew looks almost identical in form to how it was in 2000 except that ‘there is now quite a sizeable walnut tree emerging from the centre of the hollow trunk, right over the canopy of the yew (you can see the walnut starting to tower over the yew in one of the images on the ATH taken by Elizabeth Henderson in summer 2008. Tree No 10723). This could in time cause problems and may already be pushing the old hollow stump apart slightly. Girth measured as 6.35m (20′ 10”) today. The photo shows the hollow trunk, below canopy. Canopy looks much as in 2010 photo, very stunted but healthy’.

Yew trees at Shottesbrooke Park:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
721 Shottesbrooke Park Ancient 5m-7m 627cm at narrowest point - view more info