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Swindon - Richard Jefferies garden

Tree ID: 2949

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: No data

Source of earliest mention: 2009: Richard Jefferies Society


The yew was controversially felled by Swindon Council, who took the decision ‘with huge reluctance, but the unavoidable fact is that its roots were damaging a listed, historic building and there was no other option’. The yew was referred to the press as aged between 800 and 1000 years, however the size of the stump indicated that it was more likely to be in the range 200/250 years.

Yew trees at Swindon - Richard Jefferies garden:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2949 Swindon - Richard Jefferies garden Lost No data available - view more info