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Britain's oldest tree' is discovered in a Welsh churchyard

Posted on: July 9, 2014 2:36 PM
The ancient yew (pictured) in a Welsh churchyard has standing since more than 3,000 years before Christ according to tree ageing experts
Photo Credit: Wales News Service
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[DailyMail] A tiny village is believed to be home to Britain’s oldest tree - a yew that first took took root more than 5,000 years ago.

The majestic yew that lives in in a Welsh churchyard was 3,000 years old when Jesus Christ was born, according to tree ageing experts.

Experts have run tests on the tree in the St Cynog’s churchyard at Defynnog near Sennybridge, Powys, including DNA and ring-dating.

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