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Trees No. 1 and 2 at the teeing area for hole number 5 in 2016
Thanks to Sam for the above photograph in November 2016.


Trees No. 1 and 2 at the teeing area for hole number 5 in 2014

Trees No. 1 and 2 at the teeing area for hole number 5 in 2013

Trees No. 1 and 2 at the teeing area for hole number 5 in 2010
There are two young Giant Redwoods on the golf course in Center Parcs in Elveden. These are the remaining survivors of ten small saplings that were originally planted by myself and Peter the Head Gardener in 2003. Five were placed either side of the fairway at Hole number 5. The left hand picture below shows them all a year after they were planted. The right hand picture below shows them another year on when five of the trees were relocated to form a continous line veering around and up the right hand grass mound. Unfortunately eight of the trees have since died, the lack of water seeming to be the culprit. The largest of the survivors is nearest the teeing area and so may have been able to tap into the extra water that is lavished on the grass at this point.

The teeing area for hole number 5 in 2004

The teeing area for hole number 5 in 2005

A close up of trees No. 1 and 2 in July 2013

A close up of trees No. 1 and 2 in July 2014

Tree No. 1 in 2006

Tree No. 1 in 2010

Tree No. 2 in 2010

Tree No. 2 in 2013
The other remaining survivor, a little further down the fairway, has grown much slower, being only about one fifth the height of its neighbour. Near the car park there is a third young Giant Redwood (not one of mine) that is roughly the same age but has also grown very slowly.

Common Names and Latin Name No. Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Date Measured
WGS84 OSGB36
Giant Redwood
Sequoiadendron giganteum
1 N52.39318
E0.65748
N52.39274
W0.65919
TL 80919 80560 142ft
(43.29m)
7m
5m
1.04m
0.45m
August 2013
November 2010
July 2005
August 2003
2N52.39322
E0.65755
N52.39278
W0.65926
TL 80924 80565 134ft
(40.85m)
1m
0.34m
November 2010
August 2003
3 N52.39044
E0.65641
N52.39000
W0.65812
TL 80857 80253 153ft
(46.65m)
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