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Once standing in the grounds of old offices belonging to British Telecomm, this tree is now pride of place in the garage showroom forecourt in Girling Street (A131). Since at least 2006, it is now growing in its own neat circle of earth surrounded by new block paving. Despite this being contrary to accepted wisdom, the tree seems to have remained in excellent health. Perhaps this is because block paving allows a certain amount of water and air to percolate through, unlike solid concrete or tarmac. The pictures show both before and after the boundary change, which certainly made measuring a lot easier!

It is not always easy to appreciate just how tall Giant Redwoods grow, but walking past this superb example it becomes quite apparant.

2012

Common Names and Latin Name Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
WGS84 OSGB36
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
N52.03932
E0.73356
N52.03886
E0.73529
TL 87581 41407 110ft
(33.5m)
30.4m
30.5m
5.16m
5.1m
September 2012
October 2006
Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.

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