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Tree ID: 1204

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: No data

Source of earliest mention: 1908: R.Pemberton


The tree was at one time shaped as a bower and more recently as a peacock, a bird which is still the symbol of the Solihull Bowling Club. Any attempt to retain this form has been abandoned and the tree is now left to grow naturally. The yew is referred to in histories of Solihull, as instanced in these quotations:
‘An ancient bowling green with age uncertain and a leafy arbour carved out of a venerable yew’ – J.Burman 1949.
‘Bowling Green must be of great antiquity judging from the yew tree trained to overlook it, which is many centuries old’ – R.Pemberton 1908.
Another report states that ‘the past is still there on the twisted shapes of a 600 year old Yew tree and one of the oldest bowling greens in England’.
Girth around the yew stems is about 16ft.

Yew trees at Solihull:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1204 Solihull Notable No data available - view more info