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Giant Redwood - April 2007
This classic example of its kind sits in the tiny front garden of a house in Longhedges in Saffron Walden. These relatively modern houses were built around the Giant Redwood some one hundred years after it was planted. It is interesting to see such close construction around a large tree, it illustrates that it is not as much of a problem as some people might believe. It is likely that the tree will suffer more from the proximity than will the houses!

It would have been nice though if the town planners could have left the tree in a modest patch of grass, and thereby provided a lovely spot for children to play under the tree.

In August 2019 we were advised by April that sadly this tree is no longer present.

Common Names and Latin Name Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
TL 54026 38150 196ft

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