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Tree Nos. 2 and 3


Tree Nos. 2 and the wierd wrapping effect

Tree No. 1 with its very obvious lightening strike


Tree Nos. 2
A discovery of three Giant Redwoods along the border of Balmacaan Wood means there may well be more lurking deeper in the woods ready to be found on a future longer exploration. The first had sadly lost its top in what looks to have been a fairly dramatic lightening strike. The other two trees are further down the track, standing on either side and one having a rather peculiar feature where it has wrapped itself over and around a small branch. This has to be taken into account when measuring its girth, nevertheless it is one of the biggest measured by Redwood World and easily in the top ten of the broadest Top Trunks. When measuring its partner across the track, although not such a wide beastie, it became apparent that this was one would be in the top thirty of the tallest Redwoods measured by us but not quite tall enough to earn a place on the Tallest Top Trunks table. This trip to Scotland was certainly living up to expectations so far!

Common Names and Latin Name No. Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
WGS84 OSGB36
Giant Redwood
Sequoiadendron giganteum
1 N57.33405
W4.48677
N57.33431
W4.48546
NH 50404 29796 62ft
(18.90m)
27.7m 7.6m June 2012
2 N57.32999
W4.48945
N57.33025
W4.48814
NH 50226 29350 68ft
(20.73m)
29.9m 10.3m June 2012
3 N57.32987
W4.48944
N57.33013
W4.48813
NH 50226 29336 64ft
(19.51m)
42.1m 7.27m June 2012
Girth was measured at 1.5 metres from ground

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