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Thanks to Richard for sending this photograph of a magnificent Giant Redwood at Achnacarry. Richard says it is "on the shores of Loch Lochy opposite Ben Nevis. There are a number of other Giant Redwoods nearby but none of them comes close to this guy's height - he's a stunner! I would estimate that it's at least 120 ft high - you can just make out my wife at the base of the tree who is 1.6m tall (5'4").

This road is part of the Clan Cameron estate. I think a Laird from the 19th C. must have planted a whole arboretum along this road as there are a number of other really impressive specimen conifers, not all of which I recognised.
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Absolutely marvellous, a crackingly good photograph and a wonderfully tall straight Redwood.
As much as we wanted to believe this really was as tall a Redwood as it looks in Richard's photograph, we were a little sceptical that perhaps it was narrow and thus creating an optical illusion of great height. Once careful measurements were taken, however, it was clear that we had a contender for a very high placing in the Top Trunks table.
I couldn't surpass Richard's superb photograph of the complete tree, so settled for a trunk shot of one of these Redwoods and view across Loch Lochy which hopefully portrays the sense of peace and beauty so frequently found in this area of the U.K.

While measuring the eight Wellingtonias found here it started to dizzle and we encountered an attack of Culicoides impunctatus (midges) but for the sake of our art we bravely soldiered on until the final height and girth was recorded. Well worth the effort!

Common Names and Latin Name No. Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
WGS84 OSGB36
Giant Redwood
Sequoiadendron giganteum
1 N56.94823
W4.96687
N56.94845
W4.96565
NN 19644 88028 56ft
(17.07m)
34.3m 4.81m June 2012
2 N56.94748
W4.97395
N56.94770
W4.97273
NN 19210 87963 41ft
(12.50m)
31.3m 5.57m June 2012
3 N56.94692
W4.97618
N56.94714
W4.97496
NN 19072 87907 37ft
(11.28m)
49.9m 6.45m June 2012
4 N56.94699
W4.97646
N56.94721
W4.97524
NN 19055 87915 35ft
(10.67m)
31.8m 4.97m June 2012
5 N56.94684
W4.97762
N56.94706
W4.9764
NN 18984 87902 47ft
(14.33m)
28.7m 5.16m June 2012
6 N56.94648
W4.97838
N56.94670
W4.97716
NN 18936 87864 41ft
(12.50m)
30.4m 3.45m June 2012
7 N56.94642
W4.97914
N56.94664
W4.97792
NN 18890 87859 41ft
(12.50m)
34.2m 3.57m June 2012
8 N56.94621
W4.98020
N56.94643
W4.97898
NN 18824 87838 41ft
(12.50m)
30.1m 3.87m June 2012
Girth was measured at 1.5 metres from ground

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