Environment

Sharing, cultivating and protecting our local environment

Over 6,000 acres of woodland are said to have been planted by the 1st Earl and his son, the 1st Marquess at Yester Estate.

Now, in 2019, the estate is the proud custodian to over 550 acres of woodland, private gardens, farm land and Yester House itself.

The grounds of Yester Estate are home to some beautiful and significant woodland specimens.

Those we are especially proud of are:

  • UK Champion Fagus Sylvaticus (Beech) standing proud at 41m tall along the river bank
  • Sequioadendron Giganteum (Giant Redwood) at 43m
  • The very popular and beautiful Taxus Baccata (Yew), an East Lothian County Campion at 20.5m