Fifteen Days Out in South Wales – Britain’s Oldest Tree

According to DNA dating this churchyard yew is 5000 years old, supposedly Britain’s oldest tree. Its location is well known but I won’t spread it further because when these ancient trees become famous they start to get a lot of visitors and visitors spread diseases. They need peace and quiet, I myself kept to the path and avoided going near it.

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If you care about immortality then this graveyard yew in a green valley, with housemartins under the roof of the early Medieval church ready to fledge, is a place for your inspiration. While if you are more the materialist type it’s a terrific tree, the valley is 7 green (out of 10, the scale is implicit), and the housemartins are extremely cute.

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