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Situated near the top of a hill, in the church cemetery in Downham (close to Wickford), this proud example presides over a fine view of the surrounding countryside. Although a little ragged and sparse in its lower branches, it makes up for this with a fine, full crown - and has not suffered any significant lightning damage up on top. Best seen in the late evening on a sunny day, when the sunlight makes the ample trunk glow serenely, complementing the church building admirably.

Giant Redwood - April 2021 - girth 3.6 metres (measured by Paul)
Thanks to Paul who sent an updated girth measurement (taken at 1.5 metres from ground) and some additional photographs for this tree in April 2021.
He said that he "went looking for Yew Trees today found a Redwood." (Paul has been surveying Yew Trees for the Ancient Yew Tree Group).

Common Names and Latin Name Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
WGS84 OSGB36
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
N51.62933
E0.49827
N51.62882
E0.49995
TQ 73010 95235 153ft
(46.7m)
20.3m
20.85m
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3.08m
May 2006
July 2008
Girth was measured at 1.5 metres from ground

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