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Among the ten Giant Redwood at Audley House there are two in particular that stand out from the rest. What makes them unusual is that their roots that sprouted upward and have formed numerous individual stems around the original tree. These stunning examples of this rare phenomenon are similar to the ones found at Cambridge University Botanical Gardens and Shalstone Manor.

As if this were not enough to make them special, in addition many of their large low branches have attached themselves to the ground and have also sprouted upwards in the form of fresh new trees! Curiously, these "treelets" have a huge profusion of small cones. They are approximately two-thirds the size of a standard full-grown cone and even more are currently in production, as the photograph below shows.

There are also eight "normal" Sequoiadendron giganteum, including several young trees. Two of these stand in a line with an older tree on the other side of the river Cam, near Adam Bridge, while the rest of the Sequoias are around the four corners of the house amongst the gardens.

Common Names and Latin Name No. Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
WGS84 OSGB36
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia Sequoiadendron giganteum 1 N52.02007
E0.21565
N52.01961
E0.217317
TL 52130 38056 160ft
(48.8m)
29.4m 5.3m May 2007
2 N52.02019
E0.21530
N52.01973
E0.21697
TL 52105 38068 168ft
(51.22m)
5.9m .75m May 2007
3 N52.02021
E0.21517
N52.01975
E0.21684
TL 52096 38070 169ft
(51.52m)
7.5m .47m May 2007
4 N52.02131
E0.22137
N52.02085
E0.22304
TL 52518 38206 129ft
(39.33m)
28.4m 4.7m May 2007
5 N52.02128
E0.22218
N52.02082
E0.22385
TL 52574 38204 147ft
(44.82m)
30.6m 6.85m May 2007
6 N52.02119
E0.22198
N52.02073
E0.22365
TL 52560 38194 153ft
(46.65m)
9m .98m May 2007
7 N52.02011
E0.22195
N52.01965
E0.22362
TL 52562 38073 127ft
(38.72m)
28.3m 3.71m May 2007
8 N52.02041
E0.22167
N52.01995
E0.22334
TL 52542 38106 144ft
(43.9m)
36.6m 5.62m May 2007
9 N52.02015
E0.21983
N52.01969
E0.22150
TL 52416 38074 154ft
(46.95m)
5m .37m May 2007
10 N52.02003
E0.22021
N52.01957
E0.22188
TL 52443 38061 148ft
(45.12m)
35m 5.3m May 2007
Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.

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