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[2016 pdf] Ageing the Yew Allen Meredith, assisted by Janis Fry, explores whether the yew trees known to have existed on sacred sites in pre-Christian times could be the same trees that still survive in churchyards today.
Yew tree situation and Churches
The yew tree was the Norse God Odin according to Alan Meredith.
See: Taxol & Taxotere The killing of 90% of American Yews and 3 million Chinese yews to make a toxic drug.
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Yew: A History by Fred Hageneder
Photos of yews
Assorted large yews, Herefordshire
Two church Yew trees
Ancient Yew Group
Various estimates have put its age at between 2,000 and 5,000 years;
Llangernyw yew, Wales (est 4,000 years)