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Tree ID: 798

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 422cm

Girth height: at narrowest point

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 30-Aug-99

Source of earliest mention: 1840: The Yew Trees of England - E.W.Swanton


April 1988: A letter to David Bellamy from Angela Forder-Stent recorded a girth of 13′ 6” (411cm) at 3′ and 14′ 6” (442cm) at 4′. With this information Allen Meredith estimated an age of 450 years and a certificate was sent to the church.
August 1999 Tim Hills: The phenomenon of bulging roots developing when a seat is placed around a yew is noted at other locations, though not as dramatically as is seen here. Girth taken at the top of the seat around its bulge was 20′, but at its narrow waist only 13′ 8″ (417cm).
November 2011 – Peter Norton: Four yews are found in the churchyard with the largest, male, having a shaped crown, north of the church at google map loc 51.023099,-1.314942. Due to the bulbous root system an accurate height could not be obtained so the five embedded nails were used – see final photograph. A girth of 13′ 10″ (422cm) was recorded.
To the south of the church porch a young female had a girth of 9′ 2″ at 3′ – google loc 51.022815,-1.315248.
One male and one female grow to the west of the church, both smaller in girth than the yews above. The female has a shaped crown. Google Loc 51.023082,-1.315597.

Yew trees at Twyford:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
798 Twyford Ancient 4m-5m 422cm at narrowest point - view more info