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10  850 English Yew

This dark glorious tree, a rooted lifeline, was probably the only indigenous evergreen in Britain back beyond the days before the dragons breath. Whether it was the Druids belief in reincarnation or the Christian's faith in resurrection, she, the yew of England, always relished the fact that she symbolised eternal life. 

The Celt always knew that the yews were one of the first being to breed on this earth; she whisper the stories of our ancestors if we care to listen. She has always symbolised death and rebirth, as her branches reaches out, down and into the ground to grow forming new but connect trees; new trees springing out from the old. Her age and presence spans the ages witnessing many personal and local histories.  With her we talk of poetically representing: Immortality, regeneration, rebirth, transfiguration.