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Two Giant Redwoods stands in the 200 acre Balloch Castle Country Park at the southern end of Loch Lomond. One is a young tree of under ten years old. The original castle was built in 1238 but abandoned in 1390 in favour of a stronghold on the island of Inchmurrin. All that remains is a dip of the moat and the mound where it once stood. The modern castle was built in 1808 by Robert Lugar for John Buchanan of Ardoch.

The extensive grounds hold a fairly wide variety of trees, so it is well worth a visit by anyone with arboreal interests.

Common Names and Latin Name No. Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
WGS84 OSGB36
Giant Redwood, Giant Sequoia, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
1 N56.01394
W4.58265
N56.01402
W4.58265
NS 39098 83123 179ft
(54.57m)
6.1m 0.52m June 2008
2 N56.01430
W4.58389
N56.01438
W4.58264
NS 39022 83166 186ft
(56.71m)
33.3m 5.2m June 2008
Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.

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