Dunmore - Dunmore Estate (Stirlingshire)
|Thanks to Chris for sending the above photograph of an avenue of Giant Redwood on the former Dunmore Estate near Airth, Stirlingshire. He wrote, "The avenue is located 1 mile west of Airth and 7 miles east of Stirling off the A905 / B9124 next to the Dunmore Pineapple - a National Trust Scotland site. Grid Ref NS889884
There is an avenue of about 35 to 40 Sequoias, possibly more, of considerable size and age. I believe the estate was re-planned in the 1840s by the Earl of Dunmore and the avenue was presumably panted then. Dunmore House no longer exists but the avenue of trees and the Pineapple remain."
Thanks to Peggy who mentioned that the first Giant Redwood seeds were not sent to Scotland until 1853, so it would have been a decade or so later when the trees were planted. Peggy will also be on the look out for another Giant Redwood here because she "recently came across a photo of a very large specimen at the big house itself."