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Giant Redwood - August 2005
This must take its place among the most stunning of examples of its kind, a real beast of a tree - as big as most have grown so far in this country, though of course still a youngster compared to its like across the Atlantic. A magnificent stout trunk, topped by a well-formed and fulsome crown, this tree easily dwarfs the three story building over which is towers, in fact being at least twice as high. Interestingly, the building is relatively recent, and yet has been built just a few metres away from the tree. Neither seems to have suffered at all from such close companionship, though!

Common Names and Latin Name Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
TL 97391 25267 83ft
35.8m 6.6m August 2005
Girth was measured at 1.5 metres from ground

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