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A sad Yew story

The Ancient Yew Group have added this lost Yew to their web site

http://www.ancient-yew.org/siteInfo.php?link=3045

A 'several' hundred year old Yew tree cut to a stump and if that wasn't bad enough it was then treated with a chemical to prevent re-growth.
 The tree is in the grounds of Uffculme, former home of Richard Cadbury, in Kings Heath, Birmingham.
Here the tree in its former glory; the growth was not particularly obscuring ot threatening and from this angle posed no danger to the nearby road.  There is much decay at the base, which is 10 feet, my feet, diameter at ground level, there was also much vigorous growth.
Another former view of the tree, the crown growth perhaps belies its age.


The Birmingham Mail reported the following on March 24th 2016 -
"Outrage as 500-year-old Birmingham tree chopped down by health bosses.Park ranger demands answers after ancient Yew in Kings Heath is axed by Mental Health Trust. The park ranger has demanded a root and branch inves…

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