Yew and me

S T E N S E ! The next time I'm in your neck of the woods, let's go to Fortingall church!

Illustrated Guide to Places to Visit: Fortingall Yew
Fortingall is a small village in the heart of Perthshire, at the entrance to Glen Lyon, not far from Loch Tay. The yew tree which grows there has been estimated to be at least 3,000 years old and possibly as old as 5,000 years. It is certainly the oldest living organism in Britain and possibly the world. It's [sic] girth at one stage was over 56 feet when measured in 1769.

Holy crap!

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.

One comment

  1. I thought you were going to say that you wanted to go there and count the rings to see how old it really is!

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