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Thanks to Luke for sending this photograph of a Giant Redwood in Petworth Park. Luke says it is "not too wide at the bottom and probably about 5m girth, you will notice it has a very blatant bend in the trunk."

The people sitting at the base of the trunk illustrate the scale of these trees. It is interesting that there are so few branches on the lower part of the trunk. It is possible that in past decades the tree was crowded with undergrowth, this would cause the Giant Redwood to drop its lower branches.
Petworth Park also contains several young Giant and Coast Redwood. Most of these can be found adjacent to the far end of the car park. It is good to see places such as this planting young Redwood trees to compliment the Victorian legacies.

Common Names and Latin Name No. Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
WGS84 OSGB36
Giant Redwood, Giant Sequoia, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
1 N50.99418
W0.61278
N50.99362
W0.61125
SU 97450 22558 141ft
(42.99m)
20.3m -- September 2007
Coast Redwood
Sequoia sempervirens
2 N50.99404
W0.61290
N50.99348
W0.61137
SU 97442 22542 138ft
(42.07m)
11m -- September 2007
3 N50.99399
W0.61286
N50.99343
W0.61133
SU 97445 22537 141ft
(42.99m)
approx 10m -- September 2007
4 N50.99400
W0.61295
N50.99344
W0.61142
SU 97439 22538 150ft
(45.73m)
approx 10m -- September 2007
5 N50.99395
W0.61296
N50.99339
W0.61143
SU 97438 22533 155ft
(47.26m)
approx 10m -- September 2007
6 N50.99400
W0.61301
N50.99344
W0.61177
SU 97414 22538 158ft
(48.17m)
approx 10m -- September 2007
7 N50.99401
W0.61308
N50.99345
W0.61178
SU 97413 22539 168ft
(51.22m)
approx 10m -- September 2007
8 N50.99399
W0.61305
N50.99343
W0.61152
SU 97432 22537 161ft
(49.09m)
approx 10m -- September 2007
Giant Redwood, Giant Sequoia, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
9 N50.99104
W0.61022
N50.99048
W0.60869
SU 97636 22212 137ft
(41.77m)
37.2m 5.88m September 2007
10 N50.99127
W0.61023
N50.99071
W0.60870
SU 97635 22238 172ft
(52.44m)
17.9m 1.44m September 2007
Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.

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