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Tree No. 1 - Dawn Redwood - October 2019

Tree No. 2 - Dawn Redwood - October 2019
In 2019 these two Dawn Redwood had both grown considerably after having been originally spotted by us in 2012.
One of the pair has slowed down its vertical growth, and appears to be quite stunted or scrawny in its top third.
Taking a closer look, it's evident that one of the branches has grown back across the trunk,
perhaps this is abrading the trunk in the wind and causing the effect that we can see quite clearly in the photograph.
It certainly explains the lush voluminous growth below that point, and the inadequate growth above.
In any case it is usual to remove branches that rest against other branches or the trunk of a tree.

Tree No. 1 - Dawn Redwood - September 2012

Tree No. 2 - Dawn Redwood - September 2012
Having stopped to photograph the unusual tower of All Saints church in Shipdham in 2012, these two young Dawn Redwood were noticed loitering in the churchyard.
There must be a story behind the tower, if anyone has any details on this we would be very pleased to hear from them.

Common Names and Latin Name No. Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Date Measured
Dawn Redwood
Metasequoia glyptostrobodies
1 N52.62883
TF 95776 07374 71ft
October 2019
September 2012
Dawn Redwood
Metasequoia glyptostrobodies
2 N52.62890
TF 95811 07384 70ft
October 2019
September 2012

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