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  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 13 Sep 2018, 02:41
the tree age is very obvious

quite amazing

i like the inclusion of the broken grave marker
Lisl: It is estimated to be over 1,700 years old
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Sep 2018, 04:51
Lisl: It is one of my favourite and most visited yews, Ray
  • Chris
  • erehwoN toN
  • 13 Sep 2018, 06:35
I remember this one at Alton Priors Lisl
Lisl: Yes, you will indeed, Chris
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Sep 2018, 06:36
Oh, so old trees and known for thier mystical character. Some people (Chris, Katy ...) like to embrace them to feel their energy.
Lisl: Perhaps other trees, but not Yews
Un arbre que j'aime vraiment beaucoup a vecu ..Bonne journée
Lisl: He has seen some history, Claudine
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Sep 2018, 06:49
Just think of what has happened even in England during the life of the yew; all the change that have happened. I've done some walking in this area; it is delightful.
Lisl: Yes - what it has seen. There is an older Sweet Chestnut in Tortworth, Glos. It was mentioned in Saxon documents, and believed to have been brought over by the Romans (who used the sweet chestnut for a sort of flour)
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Sep 2018, 06:50
A church ain't a church without a yew! This one is quite something!
Lisl: Most Christians don't realise that it was a Pagan-venerated tree
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 13 Sep 2018, 08:31
Fascinating hollowed out thank of an extremely old Yew Lisl.
Lisl: It is usually decorated with offerings, but someone has stripped them off
  • hugh soar
  • England
  • 13 Sep 2018, 08:35
How well this mighty yew has served this Country. Might it have provided bows for Agincourt.?
Lisl: Ah, well, that is possible!
These big trunks are magnificent and I like very much the so moving and simple gravestone, so much more than the graves richly decorated which we see more and more and which, sometimes, are on the verge of the vulgar
Lisl: Yes - the grave-stones in English country churchyards are often simple like this. It is a pleasure to walk among them and read the names on the headstones
Those look as if they are even older than old.
Lisl: At least 1,700 years old, Brian
This is a well hugged tree I would think. Wonderful!
Lisl: It usually is covered in offerings - ribbons, fruit, feathers. etc. as it is regarded in pagan circles as a holy tree. But someone had stripped it bare on this occasion
Pretty ancient!
Lisl: Imagine the history playing out in its lifetime
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Sep 2018, 01:16
Looking comfortable in its old roots...
Lisl: A well-settled tree by now, Cherie

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