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West Milton

Tree ID: 2212

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 528cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 4-Apr-06

Source of earliest mention: 2006 Tim Hills


April 2006 – Tim Hills: When the church stood the yew would have been growing to the SE. It is at the top of a steep bank down to a garden below. On the tree’s hidden face it is becoming hollow. The leaning branch which has split from the tree reaches the ground and causes no problems. Girth 17′ 4” (528cm) at 1′.
May 2012 – Peter Norton: The large female yew grows in the southeast corner of the churchyard (now laid to grass). One central stem which is starting to hollow on the south side of the tree and one large limb which overhangs the east perimeter wall and has layered. The tree has a full crown and looks in good condition when viewed from the garden. Google map 50.764734,-2.705638. The tree would have been much larger as it has lost a limb that once spread across a large table tomb. Measuring close to the ground at the root crown the girth was recorded as about 18′ (549cm). Measurement hindered by 10’/20′ drop to the garden below and could only be managed with the help of the owners.
The present owner can remember playing on the lost limb when she was a child. About 15 seedlings from the yew have been planted around their garden and are healthy juvenile trees.
May 2021 – Brynely Andrews: Remeasured West Milton yew. Girth – 574cm (18′ 10”) at about 30cm.

Yew trees at West Milton:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2212 West Milton Ancient 5m-7m 528cm at 30cm - view more info