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St Mary Bourne

Tree ID: 737

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 663cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 16-Nov-98

Source of earliest mention: 1865: A handbook for travellers in Surrey, Hampshire, and the Isle of Wight-King and Murray


November 1998 – Tim Hills: A startling looking tree with its huge expanse of ‘scuptured’ wood. It has been much larger, and will become smaller still when the large hollow section decays. Inside the hollow is a fine internal stem. Girths recorded were 22′ 0” (671cm) at the ground, 20′ 10″ (635cm) at 3′ and 20′ 3″ (617cm) at 5′.
January 2003 – Russell Cleaver: 19′ 10” (6.05 at 1.1m). Hollow, large leader removed, tree now partially dead. Unhealthy foliage, cramped site, just SW of church. Large cavity, girth possibly once larger.
November 2006 – Tim Hills: Much gall and thin foliage noted.
November 2012 – Peter Norton: A large section of white wood is still attached and in the process of being covered by a flow of new wood. A girth of 21′ 9” (663cm) at 1′ was recorded (height taken from the east side of the tree) where an embedded nail with four others undulate around the bole. Foliage was reported as sparse and unhealthy in previous reports, but the tree appeared to be recovering. Also noted was a healthy thick internal stem.

Yew trees at St Mary Bourne:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
737 St Mary Bourne Ancient 5m-7m 663cm at 30cm - view more info
4008 St Mary Bourne Images Currently Unavailable Notable 262cm at 60cm - view more info