North Leeds: A-maze-ing way to keep in shape at Stockeld Park

James Roberts of Stockeld Park and Matthew Cooke of Friendship Estates.
James Roberts of Stockeld Park and Matthew Cooke of Friendship Estates.
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Stockeld Park’s Summer Adventure is well underway and the Yew Tree Maze has been given its seasonal clip to maintain its shape and form.

Twice a year the mountain of cuttings are collected by Friendship Estates to provide vital ingredients for cancer-fighting drugs.

Yew is known to be poisonous, but research carried out found that Yew contains a chemical which is effective in treating various forms of cancer.

The maze has provided 3,340 kg of clippings so far this year.

Peter Grant, owner of Stockeld Park, said: “It is fantastic that the cuttings are being used for such a great cause instead of compost.”

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