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Taxal tree used to create heritage hedge

One of the plants propagated from the ancient yew at Taxal Church, as part of a Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh project. Photo contributed.

One of the plants propagated from the ancient yew at Taxal Church, as part of a Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh project. Photo contributed.

Young plants propagated from an ancient yew tree in Taxal and others around the world are being used to create a unique heritage hedge and important conservation resource at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

The hedge will be created using 2,000 small trees from the common yew, including that from St James Church, on Linglongs Road, and planted around the perimeter of the garden.

It will cover a kilometre in length and take an estimated 10 years to complete.

 

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