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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 m╔glise Notre-Dame-de-la-NativitÚ, Le MÚnil-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 Kingdom~11.50 mChurch St. Cynog, Defynnog Henk van Boeschoten2011
11.35 mVillage church of Ulcombe, Ulcombe Wim Brinkerink2013
11.28 mSt Michael's churchyard, Discoed Ancient yew group1998
3Spain9.83 mArroyo de Valhondillo, RascafrÝa grevillei2013
7.88 mCa˝ada 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 mSchlo▀berggasse, Hietzing MrGreen2013
~2.50 mP÷tzleinsdorfer Schlosspark, Wńhring Scholem Alejchem2013
8Czech Republic4.62 mHang bei dem Haus Nr. 127, Krompach Pavel1Hoessl2012
4.61 mN÷rdlichen Hang der Burg Pernstejn, Nedvedice - Burg Pernstejn Pavel1Hoessl2009
9Hungary4.37 mHencse, HencseGy÷rgy Pˇsfai2006
2.63 mGemenc, GemencGy÷rgy Pˇsfai2011
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
11Germany3.39 mPoensgenpark, Ratingen Karlheinz2014
3.01 mIm Gutspark, Brandenburg OT Gollwitz Frank Gyssling2013
2.70 mSenckenberg-Eibe, Im Palmengarten Rainer Lippert2013
12Belgium3.11 mArboretum de la Tessenire, EsneuxTim B2006
2.96 mSt. Jan's ru´ne, 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-LŘttenglehn 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 mCa˝ada 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 Kingdom2264
± 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
1964
± 1000 y
50
± 1000
Churchyard, Tisbury Jeroen Philippona2013
2Spain1514
± 300 y
500
± 300
Arroyo de Valhondillo, RascafrÝa delanuez2012
1214
± 200 y
800
± 200
Ca˝ada 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, Henrykˇw Lubański Piotr Gach2011
4France1114
± 300 y
900
± 300
Rue de l'If, Vigeois Wim Brinkerink2012
614 y1400L'╔glise Saint-Ouen, Offranville Han van Meegeren2012
614 y1400Village church, Lalacelle Han van Meegeren2012
5Germany914
± 500 y
1100
± 500
Alte Eibe, BŘrgersteig Rainer Lippert2012
414
± 50 y
1600
± 50
Senckenberg-Eibe, Im Palmengarten Rainer Lippert2013
244
± 5 y
1770
± 5
W÷rlitzer Park, W÷rlitz Tobias2013
6Belgium782
± 100 y
1232
± 100
ChÔteau de Valduc, Hamme-MilleTim B2013
164
± 40 y
1850
± 40
St. Jan's ru´ne, Diest Han van Meegeren2012
104
± 30 y
1910
± 30
St. Jan's ru´ne, 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
N÷rdlichen 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
Schlo▀berggasse, Hietzing MrGreen2013
132
± 5 y
1882
± 5
Lainzer Tiergarten, Hietzing MrGreen2012
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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