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yew tree

yew tree

Looks like a pine tree, but is NOT a pine tree. The "needles"/leaves are toxic, but the berries are edible (not the seed of the berry). It is distinguishable by its SOFT, FLAT opposing needles (pine needles are hard, not soft). This tree is strong medicine. The drug Tomoxifin, used in the treatment of breast cancer is made from this tree. If you prune the tree, it will produce fruit later in the summer, - a tiny red berry with a hollow hole in the bottom containing the seed. You can eat the red flesh but spit out the seed which is toxic. You can tell it's ready to eat when the birds are eating the fruit. The fruit tastes amazing, like a sweet dessert that melts in your mouth.
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Raw material from the species of yew tree that the Company grows contains taxol, and TCM containing yew raw materials has been approved as a traditional Chinese medicine in China for secondary treatment of certain cancers.
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ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14 KIRKLEES COUNCIL (YEW TREE LANE, HOLMBRIDGE, HOLMFIRTH) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2014 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the Borough of Kirklees by reason of works proposed to be carried out on or near the road has made an Order the effect of which will be that no person shall cause or permit any vehicle to proceed in that length of Yew Tree Lane, Holmbridge from its junction with Stubbin Lane to its junction with Cold Well Lane PROVIDED THAT such prohibition shall not extend to vehicles being used in connection with the works to be carried out on or near the closed length of road or to vehicles requiring access up to the point(s) of the closure.
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