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Zeal Monachorum

Tree ID: 877

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 549cm

Girth height: at 150cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 7-Feb-99

Source of earliest mention: 1836: Church guide


February 1999 – Tim Hills: Recovery continues from a single growth area with branching from about 12′. Girth at 5′ was exactly 18′ (549cm), but this will become less as the dead sapwood decays.
May 2006 – Photographed by Ken Taylor and the following information supplied from church guidebook (J W G Godeck, 1991): ‘The large and very fine Yew tree with its girth of 17 feet has been the subject of an appraisal by a National committee for the preservation of such veterans of our England Churchyards under the chairmanship of the popular conservationist, Professor David Bellamy’.

Yew trees at Zeal Monachorum:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
877 Zeal Monachorum Ancient 5m-7m 549cm at 150cm - view more info