This in-depth article explores in comprehensive detail a particular aspect to the yew’s botanical history touched upon in the Arboricultural Association online webinar – Understanding the Yew (24th March 2021).
History, Culture & Myth
In this webinar, ‘Understanding the Yew Tree’, hosted by the Arboricultural Association (24.03.2021) you can hear Paul Greenwood of SYTHI talk on ‘Looking at the Familiar in an Unfamiliar Way’
Lines Left Upon a Seat in a Yew-Tree which Stands Near the Lake of Esthwaite, On a Desolate Part of the Shore, Yet Commanding a Beautiful Prospect By William Wordsworth
A popular saying of the High Middle Ages in Scotland was: “England would be but a fling If not for the eugh And the grey goose wing.” If not for
“Yew: The profoundly sacred name is related with the Light and clairvoyance. It is written that Jesus, the Great Kabir, chanted a song of praise in the Great Name. It
Living for over 1,000 years, Scotland’s most ancient yews are witnesses to the birth and growth of the nation. From St Columba to Robert the Bruce to the Scottish Parliament
Charubel was the pseudonym of the Welsh mystic, John Thomas (1826 – 1908). The poem comes from Charubel (1906) Psychology of Botany Minerals and Precious Stones, pp. 126-127. The