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Tree ID: 2218

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 417cm

Girth height: at root crown

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 6-Apr-06

Source of earliest mention: www.thedorsetpage.com


April 2006 – Tim Hills: A gash in its side 8” wide at the ground closes over at a height of about 6′. It reveals the tree to be hollow. Many branches have been removed over time. Foliage was thin. Girth 13′ 6” (411cm) at 1′.
April 2012 – Peter Norton: The sparsely foliated female grows northwest of the church. Girth of 13′ 8″ (417cm) at the root crown and 14′ (427cm) at 2′. Break of crown around 6′ from where a basal cavity opens down to the ground. No evidence of internal growth. May have been subject to further wind damage.
On the south perimeter a further three younger female yews grow, with the middle one recording 10′ 2″ at 3′, the others are less than 8′.
Just east of the church three juvenile male yew grow close to the path.

Yew trees at Studland:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2218 Studland Ancient 4m-5m 417cm at root crown - view more info