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Thanks to Chris the gardener at Red Gables who informed us that there used to be four Giant Sequoia at Red Gables.
Now just two stand at the front of the building that houses a resource centre for Stowmarket.
The staff appear to be justifiably proud of their Redwood trees which receive remarks and hugs from visitors.

The Red Gables building was originally built in the late 1850's, so it is tempting to assume the Redwood trees were planted around the same time.
However, the building adjacent (The Old Library re-named "Redwoods") was built in 1939, and given the dimensions of the trees,
this planting date would seem a safer assumption.

Common Names and Latin Name No. Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
Giant Redwood
Sequoiadendron giganteum
1 N52.18408
TM 05123 58219 126ft
22.5m 3.92m May 2016
2 N52.18396
TM 05122 58206 127ft
25.5m 4.34m May 2016
Girth was measured at 1.5 metres from ground

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