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Tree ID: 2902

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: 329cm

Girth height: at narrowest

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 25-Apr-19

Source of earliest mention: 2008: Brendan Maher


June 2008 – Tim Hills: Though a relatively young tree, it has been included as a significant yew because it is so unusual to find a churchyard specimen, especially in such a built up area, whose branches have been allowed to reach the ground. In time one or more may become embedded, giving the tree even greater stability. Girth of 10′ 9” at its narrowest.
April 2019 – Peter Norton: This impressive female yew grows east of the church. It has a short bole and break of crown at about 5′ from which several large limbs sub-divide into smaller branches. Girth at the root crown was 11′ 8”. It has three major areas of growth and branches that have arched towards the ground and possibly taken root towards the north, east and south of the tree. Viewed from the south looking north shows the extent of the growth. The tree’s southern growth arches over the churchyard path and in places one must duck to avoid the branches. I can forsee that at some time in the future, plans might be submitted to remove some of the overarching branches. It goes without saying that any branches that have started to layer should not be cut. These could perhaps be left at least until they can survive without attachment to the parent tree.
At Newton Valence, where there was a similar dilemma, the branches have been propped.

Yew trees at Trowbridge:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2902 Trowbridge Notable 329cm at narrowest - view more info