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Thanks to David for sending this superb photograph. He says, "This magnificent giant redwood is in the park immediately in front of Amor Hall and is believed to have been planted in about 1856 by Elizabeth Cotton. Beyond it is a second tree planted by David Clowes in about 1990."

A visit to see these Redwoods was made in 2011 and measurements taken. The large Giant Redwood is magificent, as described by David, and a rather unusual in the fact that the branches seem to be more upward leading than is usually found with this type of tree. In fact the overall look of the tree, as seen in the photograph, almost as though it is a different tree altogether. Compare its overall shape with that of another Giant Redwood fairly nearby in Ipswich where the branches droop downwards, although upon close inspection its true identity is quite obvious. The smaller Giant Redwood behind is in good health and has particularly lush foliage.

Common Names and Latin Name No. Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
WGS84 OSGB36
Giant Redwood
Sequoiadendron giganteum
1 N52.03895
E1.08484
N52.03847
W1.08658
TM 11668 42329 22ft
(06.71m)
23.7m 4.98m Aug 2011
2 N52.03879
E1.08515
N52.03831
W1.08689
TM 11690 42312 21ft
(06.40m)
13.8m 2.73m Aug 2011
Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.

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