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One of these three Dawn Redwood stands at the easterly end of the Serpentine, while the other two can be found inside the Dell. They are all fenced off from the public and growing well in their position near to the vast expanse of water. The lake was created in 1730 for Queen Caroline, wife of George II.

It seems hard to believe that there are no Giant or Coast Redwoods planted in a park of such a size. Surely a few at least would be a welcome addition to any self-respecting London park. Think of all the nasty carbon they could absorb from the air of surrounding streets.

Common Names and Latin Name No. Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
Dawn Redwood
Metasequoia glyptostroboides
1 N51.50428
TQ 27800 79976 56ft
18.1m -- September 2008
2 N51.50389
TQ 27875 79935 34ft
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3 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Girth was measured at 1.5 metres from ground

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