im going to get some pictures by tomorrow, but i wanted to get some opinions on the toughness of english yews. I was doing a bid at a local residence and i noticed several yew stumps against the house. As i continued conversation with the owner i observed that all looked dead except one. The stump has one shoot on it and a dried out root ball. I plan on soaking the rootball in a bucket over night, but if it has one shoot is the whole thing alive or just part? I suppose if only half the plant is dead i can carve the other side....pics to come though!