Pictures: Diana Patient
What's your
Yew story?

Celebrating and protecting our yew tree heritage.

"Our ancient yews can tell incredible stories,
reveal our past and help us explore our heritage"

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Cannonballs and yews in the Surrey countryside

Tea in Tandridge

Strolling to Wilmington

Hunt down your yew tree heritage

Find out how to unearth your yew heritage.


Use the guide with hints and tips on researching your yew, and where to find your nearest ancient tree

Download the guide


Tell the world about your heritage then get support by applying for a small grant to cover the costs of a community event or piece of work

Download a grant application form


Find your local yew heritage, and Britain's yew stories!

Discover Britain's yew stories


Find out why our yews are so important and download KS2 activity sheets to help the next generation understand these special trees.

Nature and Yews
Humans and Yews

Plant the next generation of ancient yews

Young trees propagated from some of our oldest yews

  • Very great grandparents

    These special trees have been propagated from some of Britain's oldest living inhabitants - ancient yew trees thought to be over a thousand years old!

  • Plant the next generation

    They're looking for good homes and you can take part in growing on the next generation! Non-profit groups including Parish Councils can receive one free sapling, or individuals can receive one for £25 from Trees Direct. Please contact us for multiple orders.

    Request a yew sapling

  • Follow the siblings

    Register your sapling to help us record their planting sites!

    Register your sapling
  • Take good care of it

    Download a small information sheet on how to look after your yew sapling.

    Download planting tips

Protect your yew heritage

Managing your Yew

Watch the short video by Russell Ball


[CLOSED]Small grants to support your yew tree's health

Community tree protection

Advice for communities on how to protect your local yew tree.

Yew Seminar

Bringing together understanding on the management and cultural importance of yews

The seminar took place February 6th 2016 in London. Download a summary.

Contact Us

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