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West Grimstead

Tree ID: 3124

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 472cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 20-Nov-09

Source of earliest mention: 2009: www.westgrimsteadfamilyhistory.co.uk


November 2009 – Tim Hills: A hollowed out old yew with about 2′ 6” of accumulated dead leaves etc. in its centre. Two thick internal stems are firmly embedded in this. These join with growth around parts of the outer trunk to produce a single prolific main stem. Girth 15′ 6” (472cm) at 1′.
2011 and 2015 Peter Norton: A male yew at the northeast corner of the churchyard. It has a hollow shell from which two large internal stems can be seen. Much of the outer surface of the tree is dead sapwood, but the tree continues to flourishes. Girth was 15′ 4” (467cm) at 1′ in March 2011.
By February 2015 a lot of trees close to the yew had been removed, or were lost to storm damage. The yew has had one of its dead side branches removed. This is clearly seen in photos 3 and 4.
Girth in 2015 was 15′ 2” (462cm) at 1′ (root crown).

Yew trees at West Grimstead:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3124 West Grimstead Ancient 4m-5m 472cm at 30cm - view more info