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Tree ID: 2068

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 470cm

Girth height: at 5cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 15-Sep-05

Source of earliest mention: 1850: History, gazetteer, and directory of Shropshire: comprising a general survey by Samuel Bagshaw


September 2005 – Tim Hills: The yew grows ESE of the church. A hollow horse shoe shell, its base is hidden inside a low wall. Vigorous growth on tall upright branches. Girth 15′ 5” (470cm) close to the ground.
May 2014: It was reported in the Derbyshire Times that young plants propagated from the ancient yew tree in Taxal and others around the world are being used to create a unique heritage hedge and important conservation resource at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh. The hedge will be created using 2000 small trees from the common yew and planted around the perimeter of the garden. It will cover a kilometre in length and take an estimated 10 years to complete.

Yew trees at Taxal:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2068 Taxal Ancient 4m-5m 470cm at 5cm - view more info