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Musings : 9 July 2021

Who doesn’t love a good castle?

But what drew me to this particular one is the tree in the middle of the courtyard.

A Yew tree with a spiral for a trunk.

Why is it like this?

Lady Anne Clifford planted it after the 1645 Civil War.


I mean WOW! 1645?!

It is the tree to signify death and regeneration. The branches as they touch the ground can root themselves and become their own trunks.

You’ll see Yew trees in every English graveyard portraying this significance.