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The thickest, tallest, and oldest yew trees (Taxus baccata)

More information about the yew (Taxus baccata).

Girth records

In this table of girth records worldwide only girth measurements made at a height between 1.30 m and 1.50 m are listed. Trees with multiple trunks are excluded.
Of course this inventory contains only tree records as far as they are registered on this site.

How to measure the girth of a tree?

NrCountryGirthLocationMeasurementYear
1France12.44 mÉglise Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité, Le Ménil-Ciboult WiPe2012
10.67 mChurch of La Haye-de-Routot, La Haye-de-Routot Han van Meegeren2013
10.61 mVillage church of Estry, Estry WiPe2012
2United Kingdom11.91 mParish churchyard, Breamore smal652014
~11.50 mChurch St. Cynog, Defynnog Henk van Boeschoten2011
11.35 mVillage church of Ulcombe, Ulcombe Wim Brinkerink2013
3Spain9.83 mArroyo de Valhondillo, Rascafría grevillei2013
7.88 mCañada de las Fuentes, Quesada Monzon2013
~5.60 mTejo de Santa Coloma, Tejo de Santa Coloma Information sign?
4Italy7.50 mXiloteca gestita da Passiflora, Badde Saligheslimba2011
5Ireland6.74 mAvoca, KilmacanogueLeo Goudzwaard2014
4.30 mMuckross Friary, Killarney TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson2010
3.09 mMuckross Friary, Killarney TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson2010
6Netherlands5.33 mGroot Engelenburg, Brummen Jeroen Philippona2014
3.80 mBoerderij op Slatweg 15, Hall JaapKuip2012
3.71 mLandgoed Het Wageler, Enschede Maarten Windemuller2013
7Austria~5.00 mIm Schlossgarten, Gloggnitz Scholem Alejchem2013
2.58 mSchloßberggasse, Hietzing MrGreen2013
~2.50 mPötzleinsdorfer Schlosspark, Währing Scholem Alejchem2013
8Czech Republic4.62 mHang bei dem Haus Nr. 127, Krompach Pavel1Hoessl2012
4.61 mNördlichen Hang der Burg Pernstejn, Nedvedice - Burg Pernstejn Pavel1Hoessl2009
9Hungary4.37 mHencse, HencseGyörgy Pósfai2006
2.63 mGemenc, GemencGyörgy Pósfai2011
10Slovakia4.35 mGavlovicov tis v Pruskom I-2, Church Martin Miklanek2013
2.60 mTis v nemocnicnej zahrade, Sulekova street Martin Miklanek2003
2.48 mTisy v Kremnici, Zechenterova garden Martin Miklanek2013
11Germany3.55 mGut Eckendorf, Leopoldshöhe Rainer Lippert2014
3.39 mPoensgenpark, Ratingen Karlheinz2014
3.01 mIm Gutspark, Brandenburg OT Gollwitz Frank Gyssling2013
12Turkey3.26 mTopkapi palace, Istanbul Wim Brinkerink2014
3.09 mTopkapi palace, Istanbul Wim Brinkerink2014
13Belgium3.11 mArboretum de la Tessenire, EsneuxTim B2006
2.96 mSt. Jan's ruïne, Diest Han van Meegeren2012
2.43 mLijsterbessenlaan, Beveren Bess2014

Height records

In this table of height records worldwide only height measurements made by laser (like eg. the Nikon 550 Forestry) or tape drop are listed.
Of course this inventory contains only tree records as far as they are registered on this site.

How to measure the height of a tree?

NrCountryHeightLocationMeasurementYear
1Germany24.50 mRittergut Birkhof, Korschenbroich-Lüttenglehn Karlheinz2014
23.00 mSchloss Wasserlos, Alzenau Rainer Lippert2013
20.40 mHerten, Herten Karlheinz2014
2United Kingdom24.00 mThe Valley of the Seven Bridges, Fountains Abbey RedRob2013
23.00 mLawn opposite the Half Moon Pond and Temple of Piety, Fountains Abbey RedRob2012
18.60 mSt. Peters church, Tandridge Jeroen Philippona2013
3Netherlands19.00 mLandgoed de Horsten, Wassenaar Wim Brinkerink2014
15.60 mKasteel Warmond, Warmond Wim Brinkerink2013
14.40 mRaadhuis de Paauw, Wassenaar Wim Brinkerink2014
4Slovakia15.60 mTisy v Kremnici, Zechenterova garden Martin Miklanek2013
15.10 mTisy v Kremnici, Zechenterova garden Martin Miklanek2013
13.30 mGavlovicov tis v Pruskom I-2, Church Martin Miklanek2013
5Spain9.90 mCañada de las Fuentes, Quesada Monzon2013

Age records

In this table of age estimates and measurements worldwide are shown. Of course this inventory contains only age records as far as they are registered on this site.

NrCountryAgeYearLocationMeasurementYear
1United Kingdom3014
± 1000 y
1000 BC
± 1000
Fortingall Yew, Churchyard Jeroen Philippona2014
2264
± 300 y
250 BC
± 300
Ankerwycke Yew, Hythe End Road Tim B2011
2114
± 400 y
100 BC
± 400
Village church of Ulcombe, Ulcombe Wim Brinkerink2013
2Spain1514
± 300 y
500
± 300
Arroyo de Valhondillo, Rascafría delanuez2012
1214
± 200 y
800
± 200
Cañada de las Fuentes, Quesada Monzon2013
414 y1600Tejo de Santa Coloma, Tejo de Santa Coloma Han van Meegeren2011
3Poland1273
± 100 y
741
± 100
Of the village, Henryków Lubański Piotr Gach2011
4France1114
± 300 y
900
± 300
Rue de l'If, Vigeois Wim Brinkerink2012
754 y1260Kerk, CarollesDavid van Iersel2014
714
± 200 y
1300
± 200
Près de l'église, Village de l'eglise Patrick Allen2014
5Germany914
± 500 y
1100
± 500
Alte Eibe, Bürgersteig Rainer Lippert2012
414
± 50 y
1600
± 50
Senckenberg-Eibe, Im Palmengarten Rainer Lippert2013
244
± 5 y
1770
± 5
Wörlitzer Park, Wörlitz Tobias2013
6Belgium782
± 100 y
1232
± 100
Château de Valduc, Hamme-MilleTim B2013
164
± 40 y
1850
± 40
St. Jan's ruïne, Diest Han van Meegeren2012
104
± 30 y
1910
± 30
St. Jan's ruïne, Diest Han van Meegeren2012
7Ireland670 y1344Muckross Friary, Killarney TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson2013
414
± 100 y
1600
± 100
Avoca, KilmacanogueLeo Goudzwaard2014
114
± 20 y
1900
± 20
Woodstock Gardens, Inistioge Martin Tijdgat2013
8Slovakia664
± 10 y
1350
± 10
Gavlovicov tis v Pruskom I-1, Church Martin Miklanek2012
664
± 10 y
1350
± 10
Gavlovicov tis v Pruskom I-2, Church Martin Miklanek2012
304
± 10 y
1710
± 10
Tis v nemocnicnej zahrade, Sulekova street Martin Miklanek2012
9Czech Republic514
± 100 y
1500
± 100
Nördlichen Hang der Burg Pernstejn, Nedvedice - Burg Pernstejn Pavel1Hoessl2013
434
± 50 y
1580
± 50
Hang bei dem Haus Nr. 127, Krompach Pavel1Hoessl2013
10Austria463
± 10 y
1551
± 10
Im Schlossgarten, Gloggnitz Scholem Alejchem2013
234
± 40 y
1780
± 40
Schloßberggasse, Hietzing MrGreen2013
132
± 5 y
1882
± 5
Lainzer Tiergarten, HietzingMrGreen2012
11Netherlands244 y1770Landgoed Het Wageler, Enschede Maarten Windemuller2013
234
± 30 y
1780
± 30
De taxus van Mondriaan, Berkenbosch Han van Meegeren2012
198 y1816Hortus Botanicus, Leiden tinkawen2011

Records for all tree species worldwide.

 

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