Colchester - Marlowe Way (Essex)
|Though Giant Redwoods are not exactly rare in Colchester, I was still rather surprised by this collection. Six magnificent examples are set in a circle, covering the area of a moderate sized house. This might have been an idylic place for a Summer picnic while the children (or grandchildren) play, running around the lovely soft trunks of these giants, but for one unfortunate detail; rather than leave this as a small grassed play area, some genius in a planning office has allowed a road to be built right through them!
What a sad waste of a treasure, handed down from a previous generation.
Ah well, I always suspected these people had no soul...
|Sue wrote in March 2022 to say; "I know you already have these lovely 6 redwoods on your site,
but I thought I would send you our photo which we took today. Shame about the road!"
A good shot of the six - and the road, thanks Sue!
|Common Names and Latin Name||No.||Latitude and Longitude||OS National Grid||Elevation
|Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
|TL 96823 24908||134ft
|TL 96832 24917||125ft
|TL 96844 24913||124ft
|TL 96849 24897||116ft
|TL 96841 24888||115ft
|TL 96830 24891||126ft
|Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.|