Taxus baccato alsoknown as the English or European Yew.
This is a small to medium sized tree growing to 10-20 metres,but can raech up to 28m in hight, the seed within the red berry is popular with blackbirds and thrushes. The Yew is a long lived tree and can reach 400-600 years old.The tree at Fortingall in Perthshire is reported to be 2000 years old. The Yew tree was held in high regard in the Celtic world having religious and medicinal significance. Our yew trees are not of a great age and are thought to be about ? years old.