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Thanks to Richard for sending photographs of these Redwoods in Scone Palace. Richard says "The Pinetum at Scone Palace, Perthshire has several Giant Redwoods. It may have some Coastals as well, I don't remember. Very impressive selection of other trees there - including some huge Sitka Spruce."

The photographs of the Sitka Spruce are on the left. Looking at the foliage, I believe that the bottom middle photograph is of a Coast Redwood.

The Pinetum at Scone Palace also contains a vast Douglas Fir which was raised from the original seed sent by David Douglas to Scone in 1826. David was born at Scone in 1798 and worked as an under-gardener at the Palace in his early years. While at the Botanical Gardens in Glasgow he was sent to America as a collector for the Royal Horticultural Society and during one of his trips he discovered the Douglas Fir for which he is famous.


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