Speldhurst - woodland

Tree ID: 5891

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 414cm

Girth height: No data

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 10-Aug-20

Source of earliest mention: 2020: Brian Hemsley


This yew, measured at the height seen in the 1st photograph, is extraordinary for the extent of the sapwood shell of the original tree that has not yet decayed. This is seen clearly in photos 2 to 5, where new growth can be seen at the edges of the old shell, gradually wrapping round it and using it as a scaffolding. The tree is estimated to have a height of 48′.

Yew trees at Speldhurst - woodland:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
5891 Speldhurst - woodland Ancient 4m-5m 414cm - view more info
5892 Speldhurst - woodland Notable 378cm - view more info