TQ0589 : Veteran yew tree, Harefield churchyard

taken 8 years ago, near to Harefield, Hillingdon, Great Britain

Veteran yew tree, Harefield churchyard
Veteran yew tree, Harefield churchyard
As with many old yews, this one is hollow, and though in good health, has begun to fragment - to split into sections which could in time establish themselves as separate trees (which would, of course, be clones). An attempt has been made to bind the parts together - to prevent the various portions from collapsing outwards, or fragmenting further.

In the case of the great yew at Ankerwycke Link part of the tree seems to have originated as a young shoot growing up within the shelter of the hollow trunk. The same may have happened here at Harefield.

The Ancient Yew Group's notes on this tree can be found here: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 22 January, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 24 January, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0533 8956 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:35.7030N 0:28.8474W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0535 8957
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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