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Giant Redwood

Coast Redwood
The grounds of Whittington College hold not just two fine Wellingtonia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) but also a superb Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens). The grounds were originally part of the Felbridge Estate and Felbridge House that stood here was built in 1763 but was demolished in 1972 to make way for Whittington College. The estate was started by the Evelyn family and then transferred to George Gatty in 1856. Judging by the size of the trees, it is likely that they were planted not long after this time, perhaps by George Gatty himself.

Common Names and Latin Name No. Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
WGS84 OSGB36
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
1 N51.14263
W0.04143
N51.14208
W0.03983
TQ 37105 39975 329ft
(100m)
33.8m 6.12m June 2007
2 N51.14269
W0.04144
N51.14214
W0.03984
TQ 37104 39982 325ft
(99m)
28.4m 4.58m June 2007
Coast Redwood
Sequoia sempervirens
3 N51.14275
W0.04123
N51.14220
W0.03963
TQ 37119 39989 336ft
(102m)
28.8m 4.52m June 2007
Girth was measured at 1.5 metres from ground

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