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Six Giant and five Coast Redwood are to be found in Brandon Country Park. Brandon Park Estate was bought by Edward Bliss in 1820 and he transformed the then heathland into a magnificent parkland. Brandon was a major manufacturer of gunflint and at the end of the Napoleonic wars, many people became unemployed. Bliss employed some of these men to transform the estate and eight million trees were planted in six months. After creating windbreak lines of Scots Pine and European Larch, more unusual trees such as Giant Redwood were planted.
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 N52.43552
E0.62592
N52.436137
E0.6277
TL 78598 85307 119ft
(36.3m)
28.9m 2.5m October 2006
Coast Redwood
Sequoia sempervirens
2 N52.43609
E0.62586
N52.43567
E0.62759
TL 78596 85255 115ft
(35.1m)
-- 3.35m October 2006
3 N52.43545
E0.62526
N52.43503
E0.62699
TL 78558 85183 149ft
(45.4m)
28m 2.4m October 2006
4 N52.43545
E0.62519
N52.43503
E0.62692
TL 78553 85183 145ft
(44.2m)
29.5m 2.6m October 2006
5 N52.43787
E0.62520
N52.43746
E0.62693
TL 78544 85452 38ft
(11.6m)
-- 4.36m October 2006
6 N52.43584
E0.62479
N52.43542
E0.626523
TL 78524 85225 104ft
(31.7m)
-- 2.26m October 2006
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
7 N52.43609
E0.62375
N52.43567
E0.62548
TL 78453 85250 112ft
(34.2m)
-- 3.61m October 2006
8 N52.43490
E0.62292
N52.43448
E0.62465
TL 78401 85116 86ft
(26.2m)
-- 5.49m October 2006
9 N52.43488
E0.62314
N52.43446
E0.62487
TL 78416 85114 93ft
(28.4m)
-- 4.7m October 2006
10 N52.43470
E0.62399
N52.43428
E0.62572
TL 78475 85096 99ft
(30.2m)
38.4m 5.31m October 2006
11 N52.43484
E0.62365
N52.43442
E0.62538
TL 78451 85111 108ft
(32.9m)
35.5m 5m October 2006
Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.

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