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Giant Redwood - September 2003
The grounds of the fire station at Great Dunmow hold this fine beast of a tree. This Giant Redwood stands alone on a patch of grass next to the buillding, and as you can see from the picture it easily dwarfs the surrounding buildings. I suppose one could say that with both its fire retarding bark, and its location, it is doubly protected against fire!

* * * Update - May 2024 * * *

Giant Redwood - May 2024
Nearly twenty years since the last visit and this Giant Redwood did not disappoint. It is still a magnificent tree, not grown much in height or girth but looking in the best of health. I was lucky enough to speak to a friendly fireman on the premises. He said that they have quite a number of people who come to see the tree, not really surprising but still nice to hear that so many admire Giant Redwood trees.

Giant Redwood - May 2024

Common Names and Latin Name Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
WGS84 OSGB36
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
N51.87276
E0.35810
N51.87228
E0.35978
TL 62434 21982 261ft
(79.57m)
32.7m
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32.4m
4.95m
4.42m
4.34m
May 2024
April 2009
April 2007
Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.

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