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Skipton Castle

Tree ID: 2557

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: 275cm

Girth height: at 130cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 1-Jul-07

Source of earliest mention: 1659: Known planting date


This yew has a well documented planting date of 1659. It is considered to have been planted by ‘Lady Anne Clifford to celebrate the castle’s restoration after it was damaged in the Civil war’. Its girth of about 9′ has taken 366 years, making it a slow growing yew.

Yew trees at Skipton Castle:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2557 Skipton Castle Notable 275cm at 130cm - view more info