What is the name of the tree mentioned in this video?

Listening to this video for about 5 seconds (it should start playing at the right time):


I can understand:

He’s ordered a magnificent piece of ____; the ideal wood for bow making.

Could someone tell me what is the name of the tree/wood mentioned there?


I believe it’s yew. I’m no dendrologist, but the internet suggests that it is a slow growing and long living tree, a symbol of life and death, and highly poisonous to humans – with the exception of its berry, the aril. But, more important, it fits the context of the video, as yew is favourable over most wood for its properties that make it ideal for longbows.

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