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Tree ID: 1955

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 584cm

Girth height: at 60cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 6-Aug-02

Source of earliest mention: 1999: Cumbrian Yew Book - Ken Mills


Tree in the photograph is a fine example of a wild yew forking into two stems below 122cm height and has noticeable exposed roots undulating from the base. The site is on the edge of the forest, about 100 metres above the path, and on broken rock (talus) which has little soil. The sun does not shine on this location from late November to early March. At the time of visit the yew was hosting a growth of yellow Sulphur Polypore fungus. Two further yews are found at NY271133, close to the path.

Yew trees at Stonethwaite:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1955 Stonethwaite Ancient 5m-7m 584cm at 60cm - view more info