Little Burstead - Broomhills Chase (Essex)
|Dawn Redwoods||Giant Redwood|
|The first trees that you may spot in the garden of Wartons are three lovely Dawn Redwoods, planted in a triangle on the lawn. A Giant Redwood of around thirty years old also grows here and the owner told us of a time, when he had built one of his boats, that it was necessary to have a crane lift the assembled boat over the top of the tree to reach the road.
Many thanks to Rod for supplying the photographs below of the Giant Redwood in 1991, as one of his boats is being very carefully lifted over the top!
|The Giant Redwood at Wartons circa 1991|
|The final picture shows another of Rod's boats behind the same Wellingtonia in 1976. The picture was originally taken for the boat itself and, as magnificent as it is, we are glad that there is also a pictorial record of the young Redwood tree! It is very interesting to see how some of our young trees that are being planted around the U.K. might look in another thirty years.|
|The Giant Redwood at Wartons circa 1976|
|Common Names and Latin Name||No.||Latitude and Longitude||OS National Grid||Elevation
|Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
|TQ 66902 92246||245ft
|TQ 66888 92265||239ft
|TQ 66890 92262||232ft
|TQ 66897 92259||240ft
|Girth was measured at 1.5 metres from ground|