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West Monkton

Tree ID: 842

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 732cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 1-Oct-97

Source of earliest mention: 1791: Collinson/Rack - History of Somerset


October 1997 – Tim Hills: Three distinct sections, one leaning out over the stocks, a second leaning slightly in the opposite direction, the third almost on the ground. The standing sections are full of vigorous healthy growth while the fallen trunk appeared to be dead. There was much ivy in the branches. The tree was taped around all the pieces at the ground and 24′ (732cm) is a good guide to its girth.
2015 – Peter Norton: Google map 51.050554,-3.052568. This yew grows southeast of the church and consists of two main areas of growth, each of which has been truncated. The fragment that leans over the stocks has lost much of the outer shell, and internal roots can be observed. All that remains of a third part of this tree now lies on the ground. Measurements in 2015 were not possible due to dense summer vegetation and ivy.

Yew trees at West Monkton:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
842 West Monkton Ancient 7m+ 732cm at the ground - view more info
832 West Monkton Ancient 5m-7m 518cm at the ground - view more info