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Giant Redwood Tree No. 1 - September 2006

Dawn Redwood Tree No. 3 - June 2008
There is one good sized Giant Redwood at St Marys church, Broomfield (just a mile or so north of Chelmsford). There were once two here, but one had to be cut down and a young Giant was planted in 2004 to replace it. There is a nice little collection of trees in the grounds, including a small Dawn Redwood, as the rector is a bit of a tree enthusiast. He is doing fine job taking care of his collection.

Giant Redwood Tree No. 2 - May 2009

Giant Redwood Tree No. 2 - April 2014
Opposite the church entrance is a short road which leads to a small cluster of houses, in front of which are two Giant Redwoods. Unfortunately one of these (No. 3) was removed in 2006. Apparently these once adorned the gateway to the large house which once stood on the grounds. Accidents aside, these resilient trees will always outlive the houses for which they are 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 N51.76727
E0.47000
N51.76678
E0.47169
TL 70534 10507 134ft
(40.9m)
21m
18m
3.78m
3.63m
April 2014
January 2005
2 N51.76705
N51.76655
E0.46944
E0.47110
TL 70495 10481 131ft
(39.9m)
5.3m
4.5m
4.15m
3.34m
3.1m
2.7m
2.6m
2.3m
0.48m
--
0.33m
0.25m
0.21m
--
0.13m
--
December 2015
April 2014
June 2013
June 2012
June 2011
June 2010
December 2009
May 2009
Dawn Redwood
Metasequoia glyptostroboides
3 N51.76743
E0.46951
N51.76694
E0.47120
TL 70500 10524 133ft
(40.6m)
8.3m
7m
5.7m
0.31m
--
0.28m
April 2014
June 2011
May 2009
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
4 N51.76581
E0.47018
N51.76532
E0.47187
TL 70552 10345 117ft
(35.7m)
  2.95m March 2006
5 N51.76577
E0.47024
N51.76528
E0.47193
TL 70556 10341 119ft
(36.3m)
  3.6m March 2006
Girth was measured at 1.5 metres from ground

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