Benmore - Pucks Glen (Argyllshire)
|Tam says "I think this tree was the most special of all my finds (I had not thought too much of Coasts until now). It was entirely an unexpected find. Directly opposite to the entrance of Benmore Botanic Garden there is a large area of forestry commission land with a 'Big tree' walk in which there are some very large Douglas firs, Western Hemlock, Silver Firs and Sequoias (also no entry fee). I saw some Big Sequoias and thought I'll have a quick walk through here, off to the left side I spied a huge trunk and headed toward it. I was surprised to find that it was a Huge Coast Redwood which I measured at 6.40 metres circumference (5ft height). What a stupendous tree it is. I am nearly converted!!"
Thanks Tam, it certainly is a magnificent tree. I can see why you might be converted from favouring Giant Sequoias.
In July 2010 Tam says that he managed to get " an update on the Coast Redwood at Puck's glen. It was pouring down with rain but I managed to get a location for you. It is to be found at N56.01626, W4.58792."
Thanks for your efforts Tam, hope you didn't get too wet!