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High Lodge boasts two Giant Redwoods and no less than five Coast Redwoods.The five Coast Redwood are in amongst a group of trees in the middle of a field close to the visitor's centre. Typically, one of these has young stems sprouting from the base Sequioa sempervirens. Something that does not normally occur with the Giant Redwood.

One of the two Giant Redwoods at High Lodge Forest centre is currently being used as an anchor for one of the cables that tether an aerial assault course. They couldn't have picked a more suitable tree for stability! The assault course features rope bridges, tarzan swings and zip slides.

The tall structure in the above right hand picture is a time column, showing a representation of the geological layers of the earth. Redwood trees were in Europe before the last ice-age, this is represented by the first dark section going up from the base of the column.


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 N52.43492
E0.66385
N52.43450
E0.66558
TL 81183 85220 181ft
(55.2m)
25.9m 2.75m October 2006
2 N52.43502
E0.66373
N52.43460
E0.66547
TL 81174 85231 168ft
(51.2m)
22.75m 3.23m October 2006
Coast Redwood
Sequoia sempervirens
3 N52.43537
E0.66384
N52.43495
E0.66558
TL 81180 85270 174ft
(53m)
24.3m 2.27m October 2006
4 N52.43444
E0.66239
N52.43402
E0.66413
TL 81086 85163 152ft
(46.3m)
22.7m 1.11m October 2006
5 N52.43450
E0.66197
N52.43408
E0.66371
TL 81057 85168 175ft
(53.3m)
9.75m 0.79m October 2006
6 N52.43438
E0.66189
N52.43396
E0.66363
TL 81052 85155 168ft
(51.2m)
15.5m .95m October 2006
7 N52.43430
E0.66208
N52.43388
E0.66382
TL 81065 85146 170ft
(51.8m)
23.5m 2.24m October 2006
Tree No. 1 - High wire supporter       Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.

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