Tree ID: 1504

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 584cm

Girth height: at 150cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 17-Feb-05

Source of earliest mention: 2002: Tony Hackett


February 2005 – Tony Hackett: The largest grows on a steep slope. It is variously known as the ‘secret’ or ‘hidden’ yew. Eight stems grow from the bole. No fewer than nineteen young yews grow in almost a complete circle, approximately 40′ in diameter, around the parent tree.
August 2008 – Ian Robert Brown: It was a treat to see a yew doing what it does best! putting out many branches into the surrounding earth and having countless offspring forming a half ring around the parent tree. It looked in great condition with no sign of disease or deadwood. The location of this yew is on the north side of the Wrekin about 450 yards south east from the Prince of Wales Camping huts. It can be found at the top of a line of young yews leading up a steep slope and away from a trail path. It really was fantastic to see a yew of this size that has had little to no human interference.

Yew trees at Wrekin:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1504 Wrekin Ancient 5m-7m 584cm at 150cm - view more info
3612 Wrekin Ancient 4m-5m 457cm - view more info
2934 Wrekin Notable No data available - view more info