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Bawming the Yew is a ritual performed by grey squirrels on the morning of September 18th. As the Yew is the tree of death, the greys link paws and circle the mightiest specimen in the district, asking it to spare them. They believe that Idho, the tree's indwelling spirit, governs the precise time of their death and can be placated by the ceremony. Many are convinced that every root of the Yew seeks out a buried corpse's mouth for nourishment.