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DENDROCHRONOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF TREES FROM ST. JAMES THE GREAT CHURCH, THORLEY, BISHOP'S STORTFORD, HERTFORDSHIRE.

SUMMARY

Four trees were core sampled from the churchyard of St. James the Great Church, Thorley, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire. Analysis of an adjacent c. 119 year old yew is combined with partial increment cores of the hollow 518cm girth Thorley yew to estimate that the tree has been growing since c. 1460. Planting dates identified of 1897 for a Monkey puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana) and 1901/2 for a Coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) coincide with Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee and death respectively.

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  • Moir, A. K. 2003. Dendrochronological analysis of trees from St. James the Great Church, Thorley, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England.. Tree-Ring Services, Dendrochronological Report, THCY/04/03: 1-28.