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Mike wrote to tell us about Giant Sequoia in Chalcot House and on the High Street in Chapmanslade.
He also told us; "In January this year I emailed you about a baby Sequoia I planted in Highcliffe Castle, Hampshire, in 2012.
I recently visited the Castle again and took a photo of the tree. It's located near the entrance to the Castle in a good position and appears to be doing very well.
I reckon it's about 8ft tall at the moment. I'll keep an eye on it for the future and let you know how it goes.

Thanks very much for the superb picture of your baby Sequoia in Highcliffe Castle, you must be really proud!
It's nice to hear that other people are planting out Giant Sequoia and continuing the work that the Victorians started.

Thanks to Ian who wrote to us in January 2021 and sent "some photos of a tree located in the grounds of Highcliffe Castle in Dorset. This is not the specimen already listed on your site. We came across it whilst out walking on Boxing Day, and were immediately struck by its unusual and imposing appearance. Are you able to establish from the photos whether it is indeed a redwood and if so which species?"

Yes, the tree is definitely a Giant Redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum) aka Wellingtonia. Well spotted!

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