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This Coast Redwood was found by chance on a visit to the Cargate Picnic Area at the junction of the A303 (London-Exeter Trunk road) and A3088 (Yeovil spur). Underneath is a plaque which reads;

Planted by
Edward Gladstone Hebditch
on 10th October 1988, to replace
one planted by him on 9th August
1902 to commemorate the
coronation of King Edward VII
but later destroyed.
If anyone has any information about the tree or about Edward Gladstone Hebditch we would be pleased to hear from you.

This is a very pleasant picnic area, it has toilets, tourist information office, snack bar and picnic tables.


Common Names and Latin Name Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
WGS84 OSGB36
Coast Redwood
Sequoia sempervirens
N50.96984
W2.74013
N50.96931
W2.73884
ST 48127 19197 49ft
(14.94m)
12.8m 2.1m May 2008
Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.

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