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Trees No. 1 and 2 at the teeing area for hole number 5 in November 2017
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.
Tree No. 1 was 10.5 metres tall and Tree No. 2 was 4.3 metres tall in November 2017.


Trees No. 1 and 2 at the teeing area for hole number 5 in November 2016
Thanks to Sam for the below and above photographs taken in November 2014 and 2016.

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

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

Trees No. 1 and 2 at the teeing area for hole number 5 in November 2010

The teeing area for hole number 5 in October 2004

The teeing area for hole number 5 in July 2005
Five of the original saplings were placed either side of the fairway at Hole number 5. The left hand picture above shows them all a year after they were planted. The right hand picture above 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, either they were too small to plant out, they did not survive the move, or a 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.

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 October 2006

Tree No. 1 in November 2010

Tree No. 1 in November 2017

Tree No. 2 in November 2010

Tree No. 2 in July 2013

Tree No. 2 in November 2017
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 was a third young Giant Redwood (not one of mine) that was roughly the same age but it grew very slowly and was eventually removed to make way for new sporting activities.

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
1N52.39318
E0.65748
N52.39274
W0.65919
TL 80919 80560 142ft
(43.29m)
10.5m
7m
5m
1.04m
0.45m
1.25mNovember 2017
August 2013
November 2010
July 2005
August 2003
2N52.39322
E0.65755
N52.39278
W0.65926
TL 80924 80565134ft
(40.85m)
4.3m
1m
0.34m
0.26mNovember 2017
November 2010
August 2003
3N52.39044
E0.65641
N52.39000
W0.65812
TL 80857 80253153ft
(46.65m)
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