Yew must be kidding: Tree with a canopy the width of Royal Albert Hall goes into the record books | Mail Online:
By David Derbyshire
Last updated at 6:08 PM on 19th May 2009
A giant yew with a canopy the size of London's Royal Albert Hall has entered the record books as the widest tree in the UK.The champion tree, which has engulfed a National Trust garden, has an amazing crown circumference of almost 200 yards.
Tree experts, who discovered the 350-year-old Yew as part of the Woodland Trust's ancient tree hunt, believe it may even be the widest in Europe.