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Stoke Poges

Tree ID: 2706

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 449cm

Girth height: No data

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: No data

Source of earliest mention: 1847: The history and antiquities of the county of Buckingham - George Lipscomb


In 1954 it was measured by Mr. and Mrs Giltrow and recorded by Swanton. ‘Girth at the base 15′, and 13′ at 3′. The symmetrical trunk is 9′ high and devoid of spray. The crown consists of two main and several other branches. Drastic cutting away of branches on one side has marred the symmetry, and the umbrage on the opposite side is being checked through contact with branches of a nearby very decrepit yew. The maximum umbrage is 83′ in diameter, minimum, 68’.
Two hundred and four years have passed since the poet Gray wrote of this ‘yew tree’s shade’ under which ‘the rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep’.
Owen Johnson recorded 449cm (14′ 9”) in 2001 allowing for ivy on clean bole.

Yew trees at Stoke Poges:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2706 Stoke Poges Ancient 4m-5m 449cm - view more info