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This one is situated in the front garden of a house called The Elms, on Laindon Common Road. It is a couple of feet from the railings adjacent to the pavement, so can be seen very easily. It is a little flattened at the top, although this can only be noticed when seen from a distance, as shown in the smaller photograph. In fact, this tree can be seen from my office, several miles away on the other side of the A127!

Mark wrote to us with some interesting comments: "I have lived almost opposite 'The Elms' for the past 16 or 17 years and as a fisherman, I use the top of this tree to judge the true direction of the wind. Due to its height it is unaffected by any changes in wind direction created by the shielding, channelling and vortexing effects of adjacent trees and buildings etc."

Common Names and Latin Name Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
TQ 66761 92189 250ft
25.4m 4.38m July 2006
Girth was measured at 1.5 metres from ground

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