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Giant Redwood - October 2003

Giant Redwood - October 2006

Giant Redwood - September 2012
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.

Giant Redwood - September 2012

Giant Redwood - November 2022
Ten years on in 2022, and the Giant Redwood in Girling Street now has a canopy build around its base but there's still plenty of room for it to grow more girth.

Common Names and Latin Name Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
TL 87581 41407 110ft
November 2022
September 2012
October 2006
Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.

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