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Tree ID: 762

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: 732cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 26-Aug-00

Source of earliest mention: 1834: Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Wales


Tim Hills August 2000: The largest of the 6 yews grows on a mound. It is split and has become 2 fragment trees, each hollow and leaning away from the centre. Girths of individual trunks 14′ 5” (439cm) and 16′ 1” (490cm), around both trunks approximately 24′ (732cm).
September 2010: Remeasured at the ground – 24′ 6” (747cm). It is tree 3 on the plan.
February 14th 2014: A rare east wind blowing with exceptional force felled both fragments of this ancient tree. What happens next remains to be seen.
2016 Paul Wood: Most of the yew remains have been cleared away, leaving only a 2 metre section of each of the two stumps in place. There were no signs of new growth from either stump.

Yew trees at Talgarth:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
762 Talgarth Lost 732cm at the ground - view more info
760 Talgarth Ancient 4m-5m 495cm at 30cm - view more info
761 Talgarth Ancient 4m-5m 434cm at the ground - view more info