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Before some serious ivy removal After removal, showing that there really is a Redwood underneath!
An overcast day did not detract from the pleasure at finding this superb specimen of a Giant Redwood at the edge of a fairly busy road. Although it looks a little neglected of late, with the dreaded ivy completely covering the lower two metres of trunk, it does look as though someone has cut the ivy stems a few years ago judging by the older, dead ivy that covered the trunk above the two metres of live infestation.

Half an hour of ivy snapping and gentle tugging later, and much of the trunk and its glorious cinnamon-coloured bark was revealed. Sadly, time did not permit the removal of the dead, upper areas of ivy, perhaps someone local may find the time to complete the task.

Common Names and Latin Name Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
Giant Redwood
Sequoiadendron giganteum
SP 32483 28830 220ft
29m 4.79m May 2011
Girth was measured at 1.5 metres from ground

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