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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 Posts: 87,819

    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 ...


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • Cheers Dove.   Something wrong with site at the mo - will try later.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,819

    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


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • 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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