HistoryPoints News

Jan 19, 2013

This ancient tree will amaze yew

The centre of a yew in Llangernyw was an ideal place for an oil tank, until experts said the tree was 4,000 years ...

old. Then the oil tank was swiftly removed from the area between the surviving trunks where the original wood grew, thousands of years ago. The tree still thrives in St Digain's churchyard, pre-dating the life of Christ by an estimated 2,000 years or so. When you visit Llangernyw, in Conwy county borough, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes near the tree to read about this astonishing plant. Details are here