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South Bersted

Tree ID: 1251

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: No data

Source of earliest mention: 1870: A Compendious History of Sussex, Topographical, Archæological & Anecdotical by Mark Antony Lower


Owen Johnson (The Sussex Tree Book) records South Bersted as a site where a ‘notable tree’ has been lost. In 1870 it was recorded as a ‘hollow yew, more than eight feet in diameter’. By 1975 the tree had been reduced to this single fragment with a girth of 13′ 4”. It is possibly the last photographic record of the tree.

Yew trees at South Bersted:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1251 South Bersted Lost No data available - view more info