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The Yew Tree (Taxus baccata)

The Yew Tree (Taxus baccata)

THE YEW Old warder of these buried bones, And answering now my random stroke With fruitful cloud and living smoke, Dark yew, that graspest at the stones And dippest toward the dreamless head, To thee too comes the golden hour When flower is feeling after flower. ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON, 1809-1892, In Memoriam Few of our old churches can be without an ancient Yew tree close by, possibly planted to epitomise immortality. This tree is very slow growing and lives for…

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