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Tree No.1579info
Botanical NameTaxus baccatainfo
Common NameEnglish Yewinfo
LocationSidmouth parish churchinfo
AccessibilityAlways accessibleinfo
NotesSidmouth Tree Trail no. 2. There are three species of Yew in the churchyard, English, Irish and Japanese.  The English and Japanese Yews have a main trunk while the Irish Yews are fastigiate - multi-stemmed.  The English Yews have leaves spread on the twigs in flat rows, Japanese Yews have the leaves in two rows but twisted upwards, and the Irish Yews have whorls of leaves.  This tree is a female Enhglish Yew which bears seeds inside a red aril which is a modified cone.
More about English Yew trees if you click here.
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