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Photography: C-type, Photo, Digital on Canvas, Paper.
The Wilmington Yew
Ancient Tree Inventory ID: 4367
What3Words Location: rotate.doll.tight
Public access: Yes
Species: Yew (Taxus baccata)
Approximate age: 1600-1900 years.
The ancient yew at Wilmington (a female) can be found next to the church of St Mary and St Peter, which she is said to predate by perhaps 800 years. The Yew was probably already a mature tree when King Aelle of the Saxons established Wilmington as a fortified hill village in the 5th Century. Today she has two, gigantic trunks which may have split from a single origin and are now held together by an impressively large, rusting chain.
This photograph is part of an ongoing series, ‘The Old Ones’ which is a photographic record of the oldest and largest trees surviving in the English county of Sussex.
Available as open and limited edition prints. Limited editions are made on heavyweight (300gsm) cotton rag, fine art paper. Unframed, with a 2 inch wide, white border (border not included in the size shown), they are supplied in a tube for framing to your taste. One of a series of ten. Signed and dated by the artist and issued with a Certificate of Authentication.