Do yews deplete the soil to the extent that conifers do,

or just to the extent of any other shrub/ tree?

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 45,211

    Is this of any help?  http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/problem-solving/planting-under-yew-tree/78202.html

    Not sure about the dog licking it's paws - never known anything like that to happen, we had yews on the smallholding (not around the meadows) and we had dogs, cats, free range poultry etc - none of them came to any harm from the yew trees.   Maybe Steve the Vet will have a view ...

    If you stop taking chances, you'll stay where you sit. You won't live any longer, but it'll feel like it.” 
  • Cheers Dove.   Something wrong with site at the mo - will try later.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 45,211

    Oh pooh!  It worked earlier ... I know that Daniel's aware of another broken link which is being sorted - I've alerted him to this one in the hope it can be fixed at the same time image

    If you stop taking chances, you'll stay where you sit. You won't live any longer, but it'll feel like it.” 
  • No idea re variety. It's a very mature yew that was here when I bought the house.  I'd like to take the front back a way to widen an access but having peered through the branches I can see that this would leave me with, in effect, a pollarded tree trunk (someone has chopped the head off previously). This would lose some privacy so would need to plant something next to it - hence wondering what state the soil might be in.

    cheers

  • Pps I've since realised that yew is a conifer so my question doesn't make sense.  But you seem to have worked out what I meant!

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