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Thanks to Ilyan for allowing us to use his above photographs of Coast Redwoods in the Royal Forestry Society's Redwood Grove at Leighton, Montgomeryshire in Wales. We knew that Sequoia sempervirens can root quite easily, but when Iylan told us about "a fallen Sequoia turning into a row of trees" and sent the above pictures, we were amazed at the endurance of this tree. No matter that it had toppled, its branches had taken over to become trees themselves.

Ilyan wrote, "This year I was invited to a gathering in North Wales and took a photo. It shows what could happen with a fallen Sequoia turning into a row of trees. It is on page 7 of "Woodland Heritage 2006" the magazine of an organisation for people who use timber as well as for those who grow trees."

Naylor purchased Coast Redwood and Wellingtonia seedlings in 1857 fromCalifornia and the forests of the Pacific north-west and planted them along the hillside. These now cover about 12 hectares and form part of the Charles Ackers grove. Charles Ackers gave the entire woodland to the Royal Forestry Society in 1958, having bought it from Captain J. Murray Naylor in 1931. He planted an additional redwood woodland and also started to lay out a pinetum to the north and east. This work which has been continued by the Royal Forestry Society

The following set of photographs didn't come out quite as well as Ilyan's but I have included them as a matter of interest.
Click on the small pictures to see the full size photographs.
Click on the small pictures to see the full size photographs.


Common Names and Latin Name No. Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
WGS84 OSGB36
Giant Redwood
Sequoiadendron giganteum
1 N52.63744
W3.11241
N52.63709
W3.11111
SJ 24818 04990 593ft
(180.79m)
50.719m 7.52m May 2010
2 N52.63735
W3.11308
N52.63700
W3.11178
SJ 24772 04980 535ft
(163.11m)
42.749m 5.62m May 2010
3 N52.63722
W3.11355
N52.63687
W3.11225
SJ 24740 04966 513ft
(156.40m)
46.4m 7.7m May 2010
Coast Redwood
Sequoia sempervirens
4 N52.63353
W3.11185
N52.63318
W3.11055
SJ 24849 04554 659ft
(200.91m)
-- 4.92m May 2010
Dawn Redwood
Metasequoia glyptostrobodies
5 N52.62980
W3.11156
N52.62945
W3.11026
SJ 24862 04139 611ft
(186.28m)
-- -- --
Coast Redwood
Sequoia sempervirens
6 N52.62739
W3.11320
N52.62704
W3.1119
SJ 24747 03873 643ft
(196.04m)
-- -- May 2010
Giant Redwood
Sequoiadendron giganteum
7 N52.62995
W3.11234
N52.62960
W3.11104
SJ 24810 04157 616ft
(187.80m)
-- 6.9m May 2010
8 N52.63345
W3.12009
N52.63310
W3.11879
SJ 24291 04554 438ft
(133.54m)
-- -- --
9 N52.63369
W3.12007
N52.63334
W3.11877
SJ 24293 04581 440ft
(134.15m)
-- -- --
10 N52.63387
W3.12007
N52.63352
W3.11877
SJ 24293 04601 432ft
(131.71m)
-- -- --
11 N52.63427
W3.12006
N52.63392
W3.11876
SJ 24295 04645 429ft
(130.79m)
37m -- May 2010
12 N52.63449
W3.12009
N52.63414
W3.11879
SJ 24293 04670 426ft
(129.88m)
-- -- --
13 N52.63469
W3.12008
N52.63434
W3.11878
SJ 24294 04692 430ft
(131.10m)
-- -- --
14 N52.63501
W3.12009
N52.63466
W3.11879
SJ 24294 04728 399ft
(121.65m)
-- -- --
15 N52.63524
W3.11999
N52.63489
W3.11869
SJ 24301 04753 408ft
(124.39m)
-- -- --
16 N52.63527
W3.12019
N52.63492
W3.11889
SJ 24288 04757 429ft
(130.79m)
-- -- --
17 N52.63539
W3.12010
N52.63504
W3.1188
SJ 24294 04770 435ft
(132.62m)
-- -- --
18 N52.63558
W3.12006
N52.63523
W3.11876
SJ 24297 04791 428ft
(130.49m)
-- -- --
19 N52.63567
W3.12027
N52.63532
W3.11897
SJ 24283 04801 439ft
(133.84m)
-- -- --
20 N52.63581
W3.12026
N52.63546
W3.11896
SJ 24284 04817 436ft
(132.93m)
-- -- --
21 N52.63600
W3.12022
N52.63565
W3.11892
SJ 24287 04838 428ft
(130.49m)
-- -- --
22 N52.63621
W3.12004
N52.63586
W3.11874
SJ 24299 04861 427ft
(130.18m)
-- -- --
23 N52.63619
W3.12019
N52.63584
W3.11889
SJ 24289 04859 429ft
(130.79m)
-- -- --
24 N52.63645
W3.12002
N52.63610
W3.11872
SJ 24301 04888 423ft
(128.96m)
-- 6.9m May 2010
25 N52.63644
W3.12031
N52.63609
W3.11901
SJ 24282 04887 420ft
(128.05m)
-- -- --
26 N52.63655
W3.12010
N52.63620
W3.1188
SJ 24296 04899 421ft
(128.35m)
-- -- --
27 N52.63656
W3.12023
N52.63621
W3.11893
SJ 24287 04900 428ft
(130.49m)
-- -- --
28 N52.63678
W3.12022
N52.63643
W3.11892
SJ 24288 04925 436ft
(132.93m)
-- -- --
29 N52.63702
W3.12027
N52.63667
W3.11897
SJ 24285 04951 443ft
(135.06m)
-- -- --
30 N52.63716
W3.12006
N52.63681
W3.11876
SJ 24300 04967 440ft
(134.15m)
-- -- --
31 N52.63726
W3.12031
N52.63691
W3.11901
SJ 24283 04978 430ft
(131.10m)
-- -- --
32 N52.63757
W3.12008
N52.63722
W3.11878
SJ 24299 05012 441ft
(134.45m)
-- -- --
33 N52.63795
W3.12027
N52.63760
W3.11897
SJ 24287 05055 421ft
(128.35m)
-- -- --
34 N52.6381
W3.12028
N52.63775
W3.11898
SJ 24286 05072 414ft
(126.22m)
-- -- --
35 N52.63836
W3.12032
N52.63801
W3.11902
SJ 24284 05100 405ft
(123.48m)
-- -- --
36 N52.63852
W3.12003
N52.63817
W3.11873
SJ 24304 05118 399ft
(121.65m)
-- -- --
Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.

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