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This Wellingtonia can be seen from the A12, on the left hand side as you travel north, just before you reach Hatfield Peverel. It stands tall and proud and, unusually, sits in the middle of a large and quite empty field. This is rather strange since these trees were more frequently placed closer to notable houses - perhaps it was once close to an earlier entrance to the nearby Toppinghoe Hall, or maybe a Victorian just wanted to see how well one would grow in an uncluttered place. Whatever it's origin, it certainly is a nice example of Giant Redwood, despite the damage that can be seen at the base of the trunk.

Common Names and Latin Name Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Girth Date Measured
Giant Redwood
Sequoiadendron giganteum
TL 77573 11410 116ft
4.32m March 2007
Girth was measured at 1.5 metres from ground

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