Yew

Yew just up from Caucasian Wingnuts

Yew just up from Caucasian Wingnuts

Yew (Taxus baccata) This is a long lived conifer with dark green linear leaves.  The seed is enclosed in a red juicy fruit ‘aril’. While the leaves are poisonous, they are the source of taxine which is used in medicines.  The timber which has an unusual pink colour is used for marquetry.  Native in Ireland, yew woods occur in Killarney National Park, Co. Kerry. That is was once widespread in Ireland is evident from place names Mayo  maigh  ‘plain’  eo ‘yew wood’ and  Newry iur ‘yew’. (Source: Dr Mary Forrest, UCD)

 
 
 

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Areas around Quad where trees are identified.

Areas around Quad where trees are identified.

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