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Giant Redwood - March 2020

Coast Redwood - April 2020

Dawn Redwood - April 2020
Phil first wrote in August 2019 to tell us about his own Redwood plantings by his daughter and son in the 1970's in Northop, Flintshire, North Wales.
The seeds were purchased from Barilli and Biagi, Bologna, Italy.
Location Northop College 69.00N 30.085W.

"The Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) is multi-stemmed and the central stem is now becoming dominant after a hesitant start."

Phil also planted two non-Redwood trees at Northop College in 1976/77:
1. Swamp Cypress Taxodium distichum   Height: 40ft   Girth (at breast height): 5ft in 2020
2. Japanese Cypress Cryptomeria japonica   Height: 50ft   Girth (at breast height): 5ft in 2020

Phil's son kindly supplied the following measurements in the table.
Common Names and Latin Name No. Planted Date Planted By Height Girth (Breast Height) Basal Girth Date Measured
Giant Redwood, Giant Sequoia, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
1 1977 Louise 68ft 17ft 23ft April 2020
Coast Redwood
Sequoia sempervirens
2 1976 Ralph 68ft 7ft 17ft April 2020
Dawn Redwood
Metasequoia glyptostrobodies
3 1976 Ralph 55ft 12ft 9ft 6" April 2020

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