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Random tree appeared - should I remove?

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  1. TKM

    TKM Apprentice Gardener

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    Hello all

    Just a bit of advice needed. We not so long ago had a random Christmas-like tree appear in the garden in amongst some shrubs. It certainly wasn't there when we moved in, so as newb gardeners we are confused. Anyway, do you think we should remove it?

    Thanks
    Tim
     

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    Scrungee Well known for it

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    • zilly

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      Yes its a Yew. All depends how much room you have in the garden. They can grow large but can be clipped easily to form into a shape.
       
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      • pete

        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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        Reading that, I should be dead now.:lunapic 130165696578242 5:
         
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          Am I right in thinking Monty Don started a topiary of Nigel on garderners world out of yew?:doggieshmooze:
           
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            Yew are beautiful trees I think and make great topiary.. Theydont grow that fast so very easy to shape.. I would move it from where it is tona place it can grow away if it was me.. We used to make Yew Longbows years ago and I remember the dust was so fine we had to wear a mask when sanding and cutting as even the sawdust is apparently toxic.. Although you are happily still with us Pete ;):spinning:

            These are very famous Yew Trees just a few miles from me..
            The Beacon Benefice | Our Historic Yew Trees

            The 99 Topiary Yew Trees of St. Mary’s church in Painswick, Cotswolds
             
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            • TKM

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              Excellent, thank you. And, um, the toxicity thing does not sound great :sad:, so glad I asked in this forum.

              I'll take a close look tomorrow morning at the tree, but my wife has all sorts of allergies so potentially worth removing. Cheers
               
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              Ok great, thank you
               
            • TKM

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              Perhaps you're here in spirit? :snorky:

              I won't lie it does have me a little nervous as we have kids too.
               
            • TKM

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              Thanks! Although with my lack of gardening knowlede and the Yew's potential toxicity, I may just remove for now.
               

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