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Tree ID: 724

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 742cm

Girth height: at 60cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 6-Jul-99

Source of earliest mention: 1911: Horsfield's History of Sussex


1996 – Owen Johnson: 15 metres tall x 224cm diameter at 1.5m.
July 1999 – Tim Hills: The yew grows SE of the church. It has a bole of huge appearance. Hollow spaces are well concealed. Metal bracing is beginning to be covered by new growth; below this the bark has become discoloured as the metal rusts. Girth recorded as 23′ 3” (709cm) at 5′.
In 2004 I recorded a girth of 26′ 8” (813cm) at the ground, allowing the tape to ride above bulging roots. Also 23′ 5” (714cm) at 3′ above the higher ground.
2011 – Tim Hills: A girth of 25′ 8” (782cm) recorded between the ground and 2′, but wondered how accurately such a knobbly tree can be measured. May
2013 – Peter Norton: The hollow female has one large basal cavity on the southwest of the bole and many smaller ones. A series of metal bandings and one tie rod can be seen high in the canopy. The lower branches have been clipped on the north side and so form a pleasing canopy over the footpath. With a slightly undulating tape a minimum girth of 24′ 4” (742cm) was obtained at a height of 2′ as taken from the ground close to the cavity.

Yew trees at Slaugham:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
724 Slaugham Ancient 7m+ 742cm at 60cm - view more info
3633 Slaugham Notable 391cm at 5cm - view more info