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West Liss (Burgates)

Tree ID: 841

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 587cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 21-Dec-98

Source of earliest mention: 1911: History of the County of Hampshire


1998 – Tim Hills: Four main branches from a twisted fluted bole at about 15′. Branches overhanging the adjoining land have been trimmed, resulting in a lop sided appearance. On the church side they dip towards the ground. Three small gaps in the bole reveal it to be hollow, with small internal growth. Nails hammered into the tree at 3′ and higher have caused discolouration of the bark on this otherwise healthy tree. Girths recorded are 19′ 3” (587cm) at the ground, 18′ 8” (569cm) at 1′, 17′ 11” (546cm) at 3′ and 17′ 7” (536cm) at 5′.
November 1999 (Russell Cleaver): Tall male, clear stem, small basal cavity revealing hollow core. Unkempt churchyard, elder around yew. 17′ 7”/5.36m at 1.1m.
May 2014 (Peter Norton): Girth near the ground, over 19′; 18′ 10” (574cm) at 1′ and 18′ 5” (561cm) at 3′.

Yew trees at West Liss (Burgates):

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
841 West Liss (Burgates) Ancient 5m-7m 587cm at the ground - view more info