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Tree ID: 5555

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: 389cm

Girth height: No data

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 12-Jun-19

Source of earliest mention: 2019: Tim Hills


Smaller of the pair, this yew was measured above the bulgy ‘knuckle’ at the ground as 12′ 9 and a half inches. A girth of 12′ 3” at 5′ was also recorded. This was the most sizeable and fresh Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus) fungus that I have ever seen on a yew, and it was clearly collecting rain water which was dripping onto the trunk below, leaving it wet and bringing out its colours. At a height of 12’/15′ many young branches of similar size develop, suggesting the tree was cut back at this height some time ago. There was no obvious sign of hollowing, although there were plenty of holes, now grown over, where branches have been cut off.

Yew trees at Vaudry:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
5556 Vaudry Ancient 5m-7m 564cm at 60cm - view more info
5555 Vaudry Notable 389cm - view more info