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yew

(yo͞o)
n.
1. Any of several poisonous evergreen coniferous trees or shrubs of the genus Taxus, having scarlet cup-shaped arils and flat needles that are dark green above and yellowish below. Yews contain compounds used in medicine and are often grown as ornamentals.
2. The wood of any of these trees, especially the durable, fine-grained wood of the Eurasian and North African species Taxus baccata, used in cabinetmaking and for archery bows.
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Construction on the old Yew Tree Farm Shop, which will soon be a wedding and events space.
Now owned by the Chester Race Company, The Yew Tree's interior has also been given a makeover, giving traditional themes a contemporary twist in an effort to create a home-fromhome feel.
24 September 2018 - UK-based healthcare real estate asset investor Impact Healthcare REIT plc (LSE: IHR) has exchanged contracts to acquire Yew Tree Care Centre with 76 beds for an initial consideration of GBP 2.8m (USD 3.66m), the company said.
It was really great to meet the children and see first-hand how this programme makes a difference - thank you very much to Clare Colquhoun for running the day and the headteacher and all the staff at Yew Tree for inviting me!
| J Clayton, construction of singlestorey rear extension, internal alterations and replacement windows (Listed Building), 5, Yew Tree, Slaithwaite.
The child used to play round the Fortingall yew tree which would have been 4000 years old at that time.
He said: "The former Yew Tree Inn was a perfect move for us as it offers extensive space which we have converted into office accommodation on the ground floor.
"The safety of our service users, staff and visitors is of paramount importance to the Trust and, following appropriate checks to ensure that there were no tree preservation orders attached to the site, or individual tree, a decision was made to remove the decaying yew tree from the Uffculme site."
Dr Coleman said it is "pretty easy" in autumn to tell the gender of a yew tree - and sex changes had been known before.
But after driving four miles down the A34, the travellers set up camp once more at Yew Tree Common, off Delves Crescent.
Ankerwycke, the mighty and ancient yew tree that saw its signing, still stands there today nearly 800 years later.