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Tree ID: 1765

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 503cm

Girth height: at 5cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 27-Mar-04

Source of earliest mention: 1997: The Sussex Tree Book - Owen Johnson


1997: Owen Johnson in The Sussex Tree Book recorded a height of 12m and a diameter of 159 at 0m-0.8m.
March 2004 – Tim Hills: A tree of two distinct sides with 1′ of humus between. The larger, supporting 2 main branches, also exhibits internal growth. Metal rods are in place to help prevent further separation. Girth was 16′ 6” (503cm) at the ground.
September 2012 – Peter Norton: The yew grows close to the northwest corner of the church. Unsure if this was originally a twin trunked yew but both could be the fragmented remains of just one. Two metal rods hold the two parts together at about 8’/9′. Large internal stem with a girth of 3′ 4”. Measured close to the ground at the top of the steep slope was 16′ 6” (503cm). Foliage incomplete in form, possibly due to major branch removal over the years. A second male yew grows close to the northeast corner of the churchyard. Thick ivy prevented measurement.

Yew trees at Tillington:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1765 Tillington Ancient 5m-7m 503cm at 5cm - view more info