Tree ID: 809
Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+
Tree girth: 864cm
Girth height: at 5cm
Tree sex: female
Date of visit: 9-Jun-99
Source of earliest mention: Trees of Shropshire - Andrew MortonNotes:
June 1999 – Tim Hills: The yew to the SE is completely hollow, an almost complete shell with just one space giving access to the inside. The first two feet of the bole was covered in thick twiggy growth. Ivy appeared to have been treated. Girth: 28′ 4″ (864cm) at the lowest point and 31′ 5″ at 5′.
21st November 2005 – Tim Hills: A site meeting was held to discuss the yew. A small reduction in the length of some of the branches will be carried out. It was requested that a single small branch overhanging the path should be removed because it might get tangled in the brides’ veil. Closer examination revealed it to be that rare phenomenon of a single male branch on a female yew – so it might be left in place.
2007 – Ian Robert Brown: Evidence of new growth on right side of entrance to the interior of this hollow shell. Outer branches seem strong and healthy with good spread of foliage. Heavily laden with fruit. Unfortunately the botanically rare single male branch on this female tree appears to have been cut back.