Nice to see yew

Squashed yew
Squashed yew

Well it would have been nice to see yew (Taxus baccata), but unfortunately the only specimen that we have found so far is squashed under a fallen beech!  It is gamely still growing upwards in an s-shape past the trunk and through a mass of brambles and clematis that have taken advantage of the patch of light.

So it would seem that the best course of action is to plant another yew or two nearby that will have a better chance of making it to a decent shape.


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