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Giant Redwood - March 2024

Giant Redwood - March 2024
Thanks to Sharon who wrote to say "We have a fine Sequoia growing in our garden north of Aberdeen. Planted 1885. In 2022 we made some measurements. 8 meter girth and we think 28.2 meters high. It stands next to another sequoia, more slender.

We have many trees planted roughly around that year: beech, chestnut, elm, ash, sycamore. All fine specimens. Sadly Dutch Elm Disease is making its mark and we are losing some very lovely elms. We leave the grass long during the summer and over the years many wild flowers have been appearing according to their flowering season. The house here was built in 1880s and the grounds and garden is pretty untouched and must hold a seed bed. For example there is a rounded slope in the walled garden, there the flowering starts with a few snowdrops, then dog tooth lillies that appear in different swathes every year, then violets and primroses, then vetches, and more through to autumn."


Your garden sounds idyllic, it was a shame about the Elms but you have a most unusual Giant Sequoia. It appears to have lost its leader at some stage and branched out in all directions! Thank you for sharing your photos and the history of your tree.

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