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Watton at Stone

Tree ID: 3518

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 691cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 18-Jun-11

Source of earliest mention: 2010: Tony Bradford - Ancient Tree Hunt


It is a puzzle that such a fine ancient specimen should have taken so long to be discovered. An outstanding tree with a complete circle of almost 23′ of living wood, bulging to over 30′ at 5′. Two holes at the base indicate that the tree is hollow, while up in its branches can be see the truncated remains of what would have been the original bole. The ground is uneven with burrows. The bole is covered in twiggy and adventitious growth. The crown has a fine expansive shape and the tree appears in very good health. Girth was 22′ 8” (691cm) between 12” and 18”.

Yew trees at Watton at Stone:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3518 Watton at Stone Ancient 5m-7m 691cm at 30cm - view more info