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Viewing website implies consent to set cookies on your computer. Full details Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group
Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 584
 Date Entered 27/07/2012
 Updated on 27/07/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree/Shrub Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Private
 Location Woodland below Orgate/ Clints Scar
 Civil Parish Marske
 Brit. National Grid Hidden
 Altitude 250m
 Geology Slumped limestone block below cliff formed from The Main Limestone.
 Record Name The Clints Yew
 Record Description This magnificent ancient yew tree whose single trunk measures 5.07m girth grows directly on a large detached block of solid limestone, its exposed root system securely clasping the rock. This yew is the largest single stem yew tree located to date in Swaledale. At 5.07m (17 ft) girth this tree is of similar proportions to the famed Lorton Yews and other ancient churchyard yews. This Clints Yew however grows high on an exposed westerly facing slope directly on limestone, not in deep fertile churchyard soil. The growtrh rate of this tree will have been very slow. This tree grows within mixed deciduous limeestone ashwood with other fine yews. This tree is within private woodland but can be seen from a nearby footpath.
 Dimensions 5.07m girth
 Geographical area Lower Swaledale
 Species yew
 Scientific Name Taxus baccata
 Tree and / or Stem Girth 5.07m
 Tree: Position / Form / Status Maiden
 Image 1 ID 3180         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The Clints Yew.
 Image 2 ID 3182         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description 
 Image 3 ID 3184         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Clints Woodland seen from Orgate Scar. The large Clints Yews can be seen in woodland below Clints Scar in the distance.
 Image 4 ID 3185         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Most of the many very large yews in Swaledale grow in scree and are multi-stemmed, like this example which grows on limestone scree below Orgate Scar.
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