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White Waltham

Tree ID: 847

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 584cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 26-Feb-99

Source of earliest mention: 1850: Ecclesiastical Topography


February 1999 – Tim Hills: All growth is to one side of its substantial bole. This consists of two main branches, while at the base where a third has been removed, new growth is establishing itself. The tree leans towards the church. When the large area of decaying wood disappears the yew will probably need propping and girth will be significantly reduced. Current girth of 19′ 2” (584cm) at the ground swells to 27′ (823cm) at a height of 4′.
October 2013 – Peter Norton: This impressive female grows close to the northeast corner of the church and has lost a major branch. A mass of aerial roots from the living wood into the decaying bole is much in evidence. The minimum girth was recorded as 19′ (579cm) at a mixture of root crown and 6” from the ground. Alder is beginning to colonise the under storey.

Yew trees at White Waltham:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
847 White Waltham Ancient 5m-7m 584cm at the ground - view more info