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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
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
1 N51.60432
TQ 66902 92246 245ft
11.3m 2.42m July 2006
Dawn Redwood
Metasequoia glyptostroboides
2 N51.60449
TQ 66888 92265 239ft
14m 1.1m July 2006
3 N51.60447
TQ 66890 92262 232ft
13.5m 1.07m July 2006
4 N51.60444
TQ 66897 92259 240ft
13.1m 1.08m July 2006
Girth was measured at 1.5 metres from ground

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