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Thanks to Bill for sending these photographs from Yorkshire. He says "I was recently walking in Wharefdale, North Yorkshire and came across a stand of eight redwoods approximately Ĺ mile south south east of Buckden. It was quite unusual, as they are planted next to the river Wharfe in grassland. There had been heavy rain and the ground was waterlogged, but they appear to be thriving in these conditions. Unfortunately I donít know anything more about when they were planted or by whom. Full grid reference of the centre of the stand is SD941763. Please find attached pictures for your collection. I did not quite get the entire eight in one shot."

The volume of water is easy to see in the pictures and, as you say Bill, they do appear to be thriving. My experience with young seedlings and saplings is that they are prone to die when waterlogged for a period of time but perhaps they are more resilient when older or perhaps they are on slightly higher ground than the pools of water. Here is another example of a Giant Redwood that appears to be thriving on ground that is often flooded.

It would be interesting to find out the history of these trees, someone obviously had a passion for them as it is quite rare to find a relatively recent planting of a cluster like this.

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