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This one must rank among the broadest Giant Redwood trees in the country, being an incredible 7.27 metres in girth at chest height in 2005! Believed to have been planted in the 1850's (soon after they were discovered), this giant has had over 150 years of growth so far, and of course has only just started. It is a little shorter than might be expected, but that could be an unfortunate lightning strike or two.

This was one of the earliest Giant Redwoods discovered by Redwood World back in 2005 and it was good to make a return visit to see this tree in August 2011. It has grown nearly a couple of metres in height and half a metre in girth since 2005. During the five years that had passed we have made many more discoveries that have surpassed this specimen in height and girth, as the Top Trunks page shows, but this one still rates as one of the highest and widest in Suffolk and surrounding counties. It was also nice to be remembered by the owners, to hear about some of the history of the surrounding houses and to ponder the origins of the tree.

Common Names and Latin Name Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
WGS84 OSGB36
Giant Redwood
Sequoiadendron giganteum
N51.98202
E0.96102
N51.98153
W0.96274
TM 03436 35645 21ft
(06.40m)
31.1m
29.5m
7.75m
7.27m
Aug 2011
Aug 2005
Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.

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