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Upper Chapel (Dyffryn Honddu)

Tree ID: 3857

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: 363cm

Girth height: at 60cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 1-Mar-12

Source of earliest mention: 1970: Brecon Yew Survey


Tree 4 on the plan, north of the church. A hollow male with the first photo showing where a branch facing the church was removed. In 2001 my notes read that elder was growing as tall as the tree. Much work has since been carried out here to try and keep this under control.
Girth in 2012 was 11′ 11” (363cm) at 2′.
Paul Wood April 2016: Tree as recorded in 2012 except for the encroachment of ivy, bramble and a large pile of rubbish spread around the tree. The ivy has grown right up into the canopy and covered about 85% of the tree. It seemed that this tree was in need of attention.
With a girth of under 4m the tree is presently classified as notable. Because it displays veteran characteristics it will in the future be classified as V-con (veteran on account of its condition).

Yew trees at Upper Chapel (Dyffryn Honddu):

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
805 Upper Chapel (Dyffryn Honddu) Ancient 5m-7m 577cm at 30cm - view more info
806 Upper Chapel (Dyffryn Honddu) Ancient 5m-7m 521cm at 30cm - view more info
3856 Upper Chapel (Dyffryn Honddu) Ancient 4m-5m 424cm at 90cm - view more info
3857 Upper Chapel (Dyffryn Honddu) Notable 363cm at 60cm - view more info