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These four Dawn Redwood stand on the south side of Carey Street behind the Royal Courts of Justice.

"On Carey Street" is a euphemism for being bankrupt or in debt, and this apparantly came about because the U.K. bankruptcy court is located in this street. These four Dawns certainly seem to be prospering despite this association.

* * * Update October 2019 * * *
Thanks to Tomasz who sent the above photographs of these four Dawn Redwood in October 2019.
He also provided girth measurements which I have added to the table below.
It's interesting to see their girths (and no doubt their heights) have all increased despite the less than ideal conditions of both constriction at the base and pollution from the traffic.

Common Names and Latin Name No. Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
WGS84 OSGB36
Dawn Redwood
Metasequoia glyptostroboides
1 N51.51510
W0.11289
N51.51459
W0.11128
TQ 31041 81263 83ft
(25.3m)
--
21.9m
2.12m
1.7m
October 2019
September 2008
2 N51.51501
W0.11314
N51.51450
W0.11153
TQ 31024 81252 86ft
(26.22m)
--
19.3m
1.87m
1.48m
October 2019
September 2008
3 N51.51497
W0.11339
N51.51446
W0.11178
TQ 31007 81248 78ft
(23.78m)
--
19.9m
1.73m
1.28m
October 2019
September 2008
4 N51.51493
W0.11367
N51.51442
W0.11206
TQ 30988 81243 78ft
(23.78m)
--
20.6m
1.92m
1.5m
October 2019
September 2008
Girth was measured at 1.5 metres from ground

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