Now is the time to start Yew hedge cutting

It looks like a bumper crop of Yew hedge cuttings this year. I say crop, as all of the cuttings are bagged up and sent away to have there Taxus oils extracted. These go into the production of anti cancer drugs “Taxus Baccata and the fight against cancer“.

It takes me approx 6 days of continuous hedge cuttings, to go all around the yew hedges. Last year something like 250kgs of cuttings were sent off. It looks like this year its going to a lot more.

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