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Upper Chapel (Dyffryn Honddu)

Tree ID: 805

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 577cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 1-Mar-12

Source of earliest mention: 1970: Brecon Yew Survey


Tree 1 on the plan, south of the church and the first on entering the churchyard. It has almost completely separated into two fragments, clinging to pieces of the original trunk. The larger fragment contains two of the trunks, the smaller divides at about 10′ into two main branches. In 2001 the central space was filled with an old carpet and pieces of concrete.
In 2012 at least the rotting carpet had gone, though there was still much rubble and decaying grasses by the tree.
A girth of 19′ 4” (589cm) around the base was recorded in 2001.
A girth of 18′ 11” (577cm) at 1′ was recorded in 2012.
May 2016: Photos 8 and 9 show that the yew had been recently mutilated. The matter was being looked into by the Church in Wales.

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