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Tree ID: 1994

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 24-Sep-05

Source of earliest mention: 1863: A series of English Sketches by Nathaniel Hawthorn


September 2005 – Tim Hills: The following is part of Nathaniel Hawthorn’s description: ‘In front of the tower, on the village-green, is a yew of incalculable age, with a vast circumference of trunk, but a very scanty head of foliage; though its boughs still keep some of the vitality which,perhaps, was in its early prime when the Saxon invaders founded Whitnash. A thousand years is no extraordinary antiquity in the lifetime of a yew. We were pleasantly startled, however, by discovering an exuberance of more youthful life than we had thought possible in so old a tree; for the faces of two children laughed at us out of the opening in the trunk, which had become hollow with long decay’.

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Yew trees at Whitnash:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1994 Whitnash Images Currently Unavailable Lost No data available - view more info