churchyard yew

churchyard yew

Taxus baccata var. fastigiata.
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He covers botanical features of the yew, the long age of British yews, the churchyard yew, yews at abbey sites, yews at wells and springs, old yews in the wider historic landscape, yews in woods, hedges, and gardens; the yew in folklore tradition; and an archaeological perspective.
The author is attentive to the shifting breeze, the curved trunk of a churchyard yew, the sun setting a little north of west, the quarter moon pointing to the south, and the scent of fish and chips, which lead Gooley and his wife to a pub for dinner.
As to be expected, many are yews and oaks, including the 4,000-year-old churchyard yew at Llangernyw in North Wales and the Big Belly Oak overhanging a main road in Wiltshire.
As to be expected, many are yews and oaks, including the 4,000-year-old churchyard yew in north Wales and the Big Belly Oak overhanging a main road in Wiltshire.
In Wales, many of the finest trees are along the Marches where mountain shelter and rich sandstone soils combine to produce huge oaks, an abundance of ancient churchyard yews, and some of Britain's tallest trees.