Looking over the post regarding some of Great Britain's old trees ( viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2347
) reminded me of an old yew (Taxus baccata) that I was able to see in 2007. The yew is located in the Christ Church cemetary in the old city region of Dover, Delaware. The shrub was planted in 1740 and continues to thrive. The folks at the church are very proud of their yew (as well as their history in the community) and will gladly show you around if asked.
Sorry about the picture quality. These are scanned from film.
p.s. this is what will happen if you do not keep the hedges trimmed around the house!