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Tree ID: 1010

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 25-Apr-00

Source of earliest mention: 1837: Wanderings and Excursions in North Wales - Thomas Roscoe


In 1837 Roscoe recorded that ‘ancient Yew trees are here to be found in their glory, which seem from their gnarled and venerable appearance to be co-existent with the old church. About fifty years ago, one of these patriarchs was blown down during a violent tempest’. He goes on to note that it ‘had acquired from its size and antiquity the title of the Father of Yews’. More recently, in 1946, Cornish described a church ‘overshadowed by two fine yews’. Only one of these remained at the time of our visit in 2000 – a straight boled specimen growing to the west of the church. In the same year Pat Denne recorded 5 younger yews here, with diameters of 100cm, 100cm, 80cm, 70cm, 60cm.

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Yew trees at Trefriw:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1010 Trefriw Images Currently Unavailable Lost No data available - view more info