PENNANT MELANGELL YEWS

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"Sometimes a mis-understanding can turn out all well in the end"!

Well that is my take on my first trip in March 2013 to this absolutely special place on earth...

Driving towards Llangynog from Shropshire takes you through some stunning countryside... I like to think as I get near Llangynong that I am in the foothills of Snowdonia... an area of Mid-Wales that is truly undiscovered by the masses.

Sweeney Hall, Llynclys, Llanyblodwell, Llangedwyn, Penybontfawr and on to Llangynog then up the small road / track to Pennant Melangell taking in the views as they just get better and better...

My first trip to check on the Yews for an old friend and Tree Professor Allen. I just happened to be  there when a local chap and land owner and knowledgeable chap was there also...we chatted for quite a while. Afterwards I spoke with another local chap who mentioned that he may be going to trim back one of the big old Yews to stop the possibility of any sheep if put in the field eating the Yew leaves. I was not amused...

 

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 Anyway long story short it turned out that he was not proposing to do this but had just said it. In the meantime I had contacted Powys Council Louise Reggiari was the planning lady. In the end we met on site and I invited Julian also. We discussed the proposed Tree Preservation Order (TPO) and Louise thought it should be done and as soon as practically possible. After a few monthes we received the news that the Ancient Yews at Pennant Melangell were now Officially Protected for the first time in the 2000+ year history... of course they had been revered and protected for miliennia by countless generations of folks wwho knew that they were very specialk trees in a very special place.

MORE COMING SOON ON THIS FEATURE...

 

 

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