Tagged: yew

Top 10 Facts about the Yew

Historic significance. One of the oldest wooden artefacts ever discovered by modern humans was made from Yew – a spearhead found in Essex dated at approximately 450,000 years of age. This particular spearhead was...

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Enchanting Yew Trees

The mid-Devon village where I currently reside is host to an impressive veteran yew tree; it is probably the oldest living thing in the district, and it dominates the small churchyard of St....

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Sex Changing Trees?

During November of last year researchers discovered that the Fortingall Yew in Perthshire, one of Europe’s oldest trees, was undergoing a change in sex. The 5,000 year old tree that was thought to...

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