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Giant Redwood - September 2008
Expectations when visiting the junction of Gloucester Terrace and Ranelagh Railway Bridge were of seeing a Giant Redwood "established some 10 years in 2005", according to the Royal Horticultural Society magazine "The Garden" November 2005 Volume 130; Part 11. However, the Wellingtonia that stands at this location is not the one shown in the magazine and obviously replaced the larger tree fairly recently. There is some evidence of pavement repairs on the traffic island, perhaps some underground works damaged the roots of the previous tree, I would be interested in hearing from anyone who knows the true story.

I hope this one manages to weather the ravages of traffic and road works in future years.

Common Names and Latin Name Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
TQ 25950 81495 95ft
1.83m -- September 2008

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