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A frosty morning in December 2010
John bought and restored this 4 acres of land and planted Redwoods and other assorted trees in 2006. He has done a magnificant job of clearing the brush and creating his private and very peaceful haven. His story can be read in more detail on the Tall Tales page.

John wrote in December 2010 to say "the frosts and snow are a photographer's paradise - my 'Wild Bit' is looking very photogenic. I've planted a few more native trees including an Elm and a Horse Chestnut hoping their isolation means they might avoid the diseases that plague them."

Dawn Redwood D1894 from a stick! - May 2010

Dawn Redwood D1488 - May 2010
Although the bulk of the Redwoods were planted as saplings that had been grown from seed, a fascinating fact is that three of the Dawn Redwoods (No.s 15, 16 and 17) have been grown from sticks (surplus branches) that were taken from some of the other trees and simply planted directly into the ground! This is a method of propagation of the Dawn Redwood that I have often wondered about and John has proved it to be successful.

Giant Redwood W213 - Sep 2008

Coast Redwood C1319- Sep 2008

Giant Redwood W1486 - Sep 2008

Giant Redwood W1486 - Apr 2015

Dawn Redwoods - Apr 2015

Common Names and Latin Name No. Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured Tree Number Database
WGS84 OSGB36
Giant Redwood
Sequoiadendron giganteum
1 N51.87156
W0.78153
N51.87109
W0.78001
SP 83984 19921 410ft
(125.00m)
5.7m
4m
1.9m
1.8m
0.44m
--
--
--
Apr 2015
May 2013
May 2010
Sep 2008
60b 1317
2 N51.87145
W0.78185
N51.87098
W0.78033
SP 83962 19909 419ft
(127.74m)
5.5m
4.9m
2.08m
1.6m
0.38m
0.46m
--
--
--
--
Apr 2015
May 2010
May 2013
Sep 2008
Jul 2005
48d 214
3 N51.87154
W0.78187
N51.87107
W0.78035
SP 83961 19919 406ft
(123.78m)
6.9m
5.25m
2.7m
1.94m
0.62m
--
--
--
Apr 2015
May 2013
May 2010
Sep 2008
49 1486
4 N51.87147
W0.78196
N51.87100
W0.78044
SP 83955 19911 421ft
(128.35m)
1.9m
1.3m
0.87m
0.71m
--
--
--
--
Apr 2015
May 2013
May 2010
Sep 2008
42 213
Coast Redwood
Sequoia sempervirens
5 N51.87170
W0.78130
N51.87123
W0.77978
SP 84000 19937 422ft
(128.66m)
9.32m
6.65m
2.65m
1.99m
0.81m
--
--
--
Apr 2015
May 2013
May 2010
Sep 2008
82c 1319
6 N51.87242
W0.78085
N51.87195
W0.77933
SP 84029 20018 440ft
(134.15m)
5.6m
4.5m
2.6m
--
0.52m
--
--
--
Apr 2015
May 2013
May 2010
Sep 2008
81 1318
7 N51.87235
W0.78082
N51.87188
W0.77930
SP 84031 20010 436ft
(132.93m)
7.5m
5.06m
4.2m
3.05m
0.72m
--
--
--
Apr 2015
May 2013
May 2010
Sep 2008
33 215
Dawn Redwood
Metasequoia glyptostrobodies
8 N51.87225
W0.78080
N51.87178
W0.77928
SP 84033 19999 439ft
(133.84m)
5.8m
4.4m
2.2m
1.42m
0.27m
--
--
--
Apr 2015
May 2013
May 2010
Sep 2008
73 219
9 N51.87222
W0.78078
N51.87175
W0.77926
SP 84034 19996 440ft
(134.15m)
4.6m
2.2m
1.49m
--
--
--
May 2013
May 2010
Sep 2008
85 440
10 N51.87218
W0.78078
N51.87171
W-0.77926
SP 84034 19991 440ft
(134.15m)
4.7m
2.25m
1.48m
--
--
--
May 2013
May 2010
Sep 2008
91 217
11 N51.87212
W0.78074
N51.87165
W0.77922
SP 84037 19984 430ft
(131.10m)
4.5m
1.9m
1.19m
--
--
--
May 2013
May 2010
Sep 2008
131 218
12 N51.87209
W0.78075
N51.87162
W0.77923
SP 84037 19981 437ft
(133.23m)
1.8m
2.5m
0.87m
--
--
--
May 2013
May 2010
Sep 2008
52 1488
13 N51.87201
W0.78074
N51.87154
W-0.77922
SP 84038 19972 438ft
(133.54m)
4.1m
3.3m
1.63m
--
--
--
May 2013
May 2010
Sep 2008
62 216
14 N51.87195
W0.78211
N51.87148
W0.78059
SP 83943 19964 410ft
(125.00m)
3.3m
3.2m
2.35m
0.41m
--
--
Apr 2015
May 2013
May 2010
53b (by pond) 439
15 N51.87175
W0.78123
N51.87128
W0.77971
SP 84004 19943 417ft
(127.13m)
2.2m--May 2010 from stick 1892
16 N51.87152
W0.78144
N51.87105
W0.77992
SP 83990 19917 416ft
(126.83m)
5.8m
1.5m
--
--
Apr 2015
May 2010
from stick 1893
17 N51.87211
W0.78074
N51.87164
W0.77922
SP 84037 19983 445ft
(135.67m)
1.17m-- May 2010 -- 1895
Giant Redwood
Sequoiadendron giganteum
18 N51.87155
W0.78151
N51.87108
W0.77999
SP 83985 19920 421ft
(128.35m)
4.2m
1.8m
0.26m
--
Apr 2015
May 2010
from bonsai 1894
19 --- -- -- -- ------ 905 2823
Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.

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