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This idyllic little bit of England boasts three Giant Redwoods. Two were planted in Victorian times but one is a far more recent addition to this little park. At first sight, it could easily be mistaken for some other variety of tree because its shape is so untypical of a very young Wellingtonia. One would normally expect an uncrowded tree like this to have branches all the way to the ground, forming a continuing conical shape. On closer inspection, however, it is obvious that those who look after this park have cut away all the lower branches.

Strange as it may seem, it looks as though the other two trees have benefitted from the attention of children; perhaps they were the ones that pulled away the dreaded ivy that afflicts so many less fortunate Giant Redwood trees.

Brackley Park can be found along side the High Street. A nice spot for a picnic on a warm summer day.

Common Names and Latin Name No. Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
1 N52.03002
SP 58714 37190 432ft
23.5m 4.25m April 2006
2 N52.02996
SP 58740 37183 432ft
25m 4.6m April 2006
3 N52.03030
SP 58729 37221 437ft
7m 1.34m April 2006
Girth was measured at 1.5 metres from ground

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