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Steventon - Hampshire

Tree ID: 744

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 615cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 2-Jun-99

Source of earliest mention: 1904: Cox's Little Guide

Notes:

June 1999 – Tim Hills: A hollow yew. An old gentleman told me that as a youth he climbed the tree on the inside. One branch has been propped. Girth was 19′ 10” (605cm) at 1′ 6” (above spreading base) and 22′ 2″ (676cm) just above 3′ (avoiding the bulges).
December 2002 – Russell Cleaver: Large crowned, female tree NW of church. Hollow but little rot. Saxon stone in church, as are references to Jane Austen’s father and brother. Girth 6.07 (19′ 11”) at 1.1m.
November 2009 – Dave Kenny: Girth of 6.15m (20′ 2”) at 0.5m. Yew logs piled beneath the tree following recent surgery.
April 2011 – Peter Norton: No branches currently propped and have been allowed to sweep to the ground. Healthy foliage and the large basal cavity allows you too look up and observe the hollowing of the main leader. At least three internal stems visible. Girth was 20′ 2” (615cm) at 1′. To the south of the church a young millennium male is thriving behind its rabbit protection.

Yew trees at Steventon - Hampshire:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
744 Steventon - Hampshire Ancient 5m-7m 615cm at 30cm - view more info