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Yew Tree, Spilsby | by Dave Hitchborne
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Yew Tree, Spilsby

The oldest tree in Europe is a 3000-year-old Yew.

The red berries are poisonous.

The wood was used for the traditional medieval English longbows.

This tree is in Spilsby graveyard. It was common to plant them in churchyards.

 

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Taken on June 22, 2009