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Thanks to Chris who sent in photographs of several locations, this one is near Peebles and includes measurements of one of the Giant Redwoods and of some other trees in the gardens. "I recently visited Dawyck Gardens in the Scottish Borders near Peebles. It has many fine Wellingtonia and some notable Douglas Firs in the David Douglas Trail. Douglas introduced many species to Britain from North America including the Douglas Fir in 1827 and the lupin! He died in Hawaii in 1834 aged only 35.

There are several Wellingtonia. The Giant Redwood pictured was planted in 1859 and was 50m high and 7.22m in girth in 2001.


The European larch was planted in 1725 and was 33m high in 2001. It is one of the oldest in UK."
"The Grand Fir and Douglas Fir grow together in British Columbia I am told.
In the photo the Grand Fir on the left of the Douglas fir was planted in 1870 and is now over 48m high with trunk diameter of 1.5m.
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"The photo of the three firs shows a Welingtonia on the left with a Noble Fir - known as the Christmas tree, in the centre. On the right is an Austrian Pine Pinus nigra.

Dawyck (pronounced 'doik') is a fantastic place to see trees of all kinds. A lovely place to visit.
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