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Tree ID: 1522

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 483cm

Girth height: at 60cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 2-Apr-03

Source of earliest mention: 1987: Churchyards of England and Wales - Brian Bailey


April 2003 – Tim Hills: The yew has become a tree of two fragments, of which the larger (right in photos), complete with internal stem, appeared to be dead. The smaller leans at about 45 degrees and is supported by thick stems of elder. Foliage is thin. Girth 15′ 10” (483cm) at 2′.
2008 – Ancient Tree Hunt: Tree 6887 – Girth of 4m79cm at 10cm recorded by Shaun Burkey.
2009 – Owen Johnson: Split into two parts, the larger (including internal stem) dead, the smaller leaning and sparse. The tree is known locally as the Yorton Yew.

Yew trees at Yorton:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1522 Yorton Ancient 4m-5m 483cm at 60cm - view more info