Yew trees are widely grown by farmers due to the importance of its strong distinctly red and white wood and natural chemical paclitaxel. Their poisonous seeds are very harmful to live organisms, a large quantity of its poison can cause death this make the farmers to keep their animals away from yew trees. At the middle of Scotland, at the eastern end, there is its longest velly, and are possibly Europe’s, oldest trees. Fortingall yew an ancient European yew in the velly of Lyon has an estimated life of about two thousand to nine thousand years. A famous mythology related with this yew resembles the birth of Pontius Pilate under this tree and played with branches in his childhood, showed that the tree was already a marker over two thousand years ago. Many ancestors demystify the birth of Pontius Pilate that Pontius Pilate’s father was on a secular mission to a Pictish King at Forntingall. He was with his wife on this mission. When he was in a meeting with King he got news of the birth of his son.
The yew tree species similar to Frontigall yew is a conifer native tree acknowledge by pre-Christian. This tree symbolize them a long-lasting life, immortality and rebirth. Yew tree had also given the name of the tree of death and life. Every part of this tree is poisonous, its reddish-brown bark, its seeds covered with sweet flesh and dark green long sharp leaves, large quantity of its poison is enough to kill a person that’s why given name of death tree while due to its regeneration quality and long-lasting life it was given name of tree of life. Ideas of death and rebirth of yew trees travel from the pre-Christian era to Christianity. Yew trees in churchyards mean a lot for Christians. They believe that the yew tree in their churchyard protects their church from the evil spirits. Christians also started growing Yew trees in their graveyard. Yew trees in old churches exist in their original form but in some churches, they have given shapes to make them more beautiful physically. In this research, the view of Richard Mabey that is in his Flora Britannica. There is no other type of ancient tree occurs so frequently from the inside church grounds. He explores that he said that he does not know of any similarities that are in the exclusive. But the relationship between places of worship that are on the single tree species existing in the Western world. Yew trees have been traditionally planted that are on beside of the churches. In other hands, it seems very old yew trees may have already that have been growing on the site. This is on the earliest church building was erected where are some like Fortingall’s church. It might predate Christianity itself and there are several other yews growing by churches. They have become famous in their own right. For instance, such as the Bleeding Yews of Never that is in Pembroke shire.