We Love Yew project to be launched by the Conservation Foundation

To mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta at the Ankerwycke yew at Runnymede, trees are available to plant as part of a lottery project to be launched in May.

In the millennium the Conservation Foundation propagated yews from trees thought to have been 2,000 years old and which were certainly alive at the time at the time of Magna Carta.

They were grown on initially by Martin Day at Mill House Nursery in Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire. They are now at Trees Direct of Ludlow.

Schools, small community groups and churches can apply for a free yew, which are otherwise available for sale to individuals and organisations for £35 plus £9.90 P&P.

See http://conservationfoundation.co.uk/weloveyew/

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