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King Kong - August 2006
Thanks to Luke who sent this picture of his friends beside this lovely Giant Redwood in Polecat Woods, Lion Lane. Luke's friends standing next to the tree make a good comparison in size.

The Tree-Register mentions Polecat Woods as "A sheltered valley woodland with some of England's tallest trees."

August 2006
T Rex Miles Stone
Ant & Dec Ant Arm Gibet Hill

Luke and friends have put tremendous effort into getting even more photographs and measurements of the trees in his area including Black Down, Woolmer Hill and Marley Common. Thanks again Luke, and thanks also to all your friends. Happy Redwood hunting!

Prince - September 2006
A visit in 2006 to Polecat Copse allowed us to confirm that these trees are among the widest so far recorded in the U.K.
King Kong and T-Rex trees - June 2007

Eden - May 2008 King Kong from afar - May 2008 Coast Redwood - May 2008
Luke sent an update in May 2008. He came across what he belives to be a Coast Redwood and he says there are also many tall Douglas Firs in the forest.
It does appear to be a Coast Redwood based on the foliage and on the overall appearance and shape of the tree. Well spotted!
** UPDATE - February 2016 **



Thanks to David for the above photograph of T-Rex. He was surveying Lion Lane in Haslemere and measured the height of this tree at 43.4 metres using a measuring instrument called a Nikon Forestry Pro. This has been added to the Top Trunks page as one of the 20 tallest trees I have measured in the U.K. Although I usually only include trees on the Top Trunks page where I've made the measurement myself, David is a highway tree inspector and has used a sophisticated instrument made for measuring trees.

Common Names and Latin Name No. Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured Luke's Tree Name
WGS84 OSGB36
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
1 N51.09854
W0.73673
N51.09799
W0.73521
SU 88553 34007 594ft
(181m)
-- 6.1m September 2006 Prince
2 N51.09942
W0.73549
N51.09887
W0.73397
SU 88638 34106 559ft
(170m)
-- 5.5m September 2006 Ant
3 N51.09936
W0.73554
N51.09881
W0.73402
SU 88635 34099 559ft
(170m)
-- 5.63m September 2006 Dec
4 N51.10011
W0.73524
N51.09956
W0.73372
SU 88654 34183 579ft
(177m)
-- 8.2m September 2006 King Kong
5 N51.10011
W0.73525
N51.09956
W0.73373
SU 88653 34183 579ft
(177m)
-- 5.92m September 2006 T-Rex
Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.

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