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This magnificent Giant Redwood sits in the front garden of a house called Higham Hall, in Higham, near Stratford St Mary in Suffolk. Not only does its lush foliage give it an excellent profile, but also its trunk is a superb illustration of why these enormous trees are so rarely blown over even in the strongest gales. Notice how it tapers out broadly from its already considerable 6 metres at chest height (in 2005), anchoring itself very firmly to the ground.

You might notice the lower trunk of a Monkey Puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana, or Chilean Pine) just behind the Giant Redwood. It seems quite appropriate to have two unusual trees together.

A return visit in 2011 was made to re-measure this specimen and although we have found many more in the British Isles that are bigger, this one is still one of the widest in Suffolk and surrounding counties.

Common Names and Latin Name Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
-- -- -- -- 26.5
August 2011
August 2005
Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.

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