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Old 28-05-12   #1 (permalink)
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Yew:How old do you think this one is?

A mate of mine has this big Yew on his Farm.Its hollow and many of the Limbs are Hollow as well.If it tips over its going to block a track,he wants it down and we were wondering how old it might be?

Its about 50foot high and close to 7 foot at the base.
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Re: Yew:How old do you think this one is?

A thousand...million years old... whats the prize
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Re: Yew:How old do you think this one is?

Some Yews in churchyards are estimated to go back to the Neolithic - can just see the post on abtalk 4,000BC - hey guys just brought an flint axe from a guy from Germany much better that the last one from Sweden
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Re: Yew:How old do you think this one is?

I promise I'm no tree hugger! But please can alternatives to felling be considered in this case? I'm happy to offer my services if required - this tree sounds like it's on its way to veteran if it's not there already, and if the only concern is one of potential failure I bet we could find a way to retain it at no extra cost to the owner :-)
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I promise I'm no tree hugger! But please can alternatives to felling be considered in this case? I'm happy to offer my services if required - this tree sounds like it's on its way to veteran if it's not there already, and if the only concern is one of potential failure I bet we could find a way to retain it at no extra cost to the owner :-)
Ditto though I have been known to hug the odd tree...
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yeh please try and change his mind about felling! it could easily be between 1000 and 2000 years old. what a beauty!
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be some fair age like


arbtalk 1300bc
just got new iron axe from sweden cos the germans are still hacking down trees with stones
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A mate of mine has this big Yew on his Farm.Its hollow and many of the Limbs are Hollow as well.If it tips over its going to block a track,he wants it down and we were wondering how old it might be?

Its about 50foot high and close to 7 foot at the base.






Awesome tree Mike.....

wonder how many tools have been made with that single tree in its life time?

yews sometimes are deceptive well From my XP anyway, there are a couple of yews in a church yard near me which date back 750 years around the size of your friends, then i have seen slightly smaller and the have dated to around 1000-1500 years, and complete opposite on another that was 8ft dia and 45ft tall dating only 350 years ....be good to find out though.....

Thanks for sharing
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Re: Yew:How old do you think this one is?

I would say there is ~150 years variance just in diameter vs. latitude >40 <65 vs. environment

So 300 years +- 75 years

If I had to nail a date based on ~7ft diameter in the UK it would be ~304 years with a potential range of 266 years in an old garden of an equally old house to 355 years if it grew with competition in woodland




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be some fair age like


arbtalk 1300bc
just got new iron axe from sweden cos the germans are still hacking down trees with stones
Vort is this I hear Stig - the Iron age should be started around 700bc get Herr Stihl to finish his Bronze axe

Arbtalk 2200bc rate my Henge Sorry had to do that one.
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