Tree Register of Ireland

COUNTY LIST NAMED TREES TREE SPECIES COMMON NAMES HERITAGE CATEGORIES

Taxus baccata


Yew




Lough Crew Garden, Oldcastle, Co. Meath


Situation: Avenue
Planting date: 1660
Visited and photographed on: 10-Sep-09
Height: 14 m Girth: 4 m

Heritage value:

Forms part of an historic landscape



A yew walk planted when the Naper family built the longhouse and walled garden in 1660. The yews were apparently planted on piles of stones and clay to keep them up off the wet ground which has led to their characteristic swollen bases.