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Giant Redwood

Dawn Redwood
Tucked over the far side of the fields at Weald Country Park are these three Giant Redwoods. A herd of cows can be found munching serenely among these giants in the Summer, although fortunately they don't find the trees' foliage at all appetising!

Near the Visitor Center off Lincolns lane, there is also a group of three Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides). Two look to be in excellent condition, but one poor straggler looks decidedly stunted, being very short and quite untidy in shape.

A further two Giant Redwoods can be found via the Sandpit Lane entrance, nestled amongst other trees.

Weald Country Park was once a deer park, used for hunting by the Abbots of Waltham around 1063. These were re-introduced in 1987, the deer that is, not the Abbots... It has also been the site of a hall and gardens, but is now 550 acres of mixed woodlandand grassland, with two lakes that were created in the 18th Century by damming a small tributary of Weald brook.

You can find out more about Weald Country Park on Brentwood Council's website

Giant Redwood

Dawn Redwood
On a return visit in 2010 the Dawn Redwoods are just starting to produce this year's buds, all are in fine health; even the "straggler". The Giant Redwoods are now cow-free and the fence around them has been removed, although they all still have their individual guards. On this visit, a trio of Redwoods were also discovered. They are tucked away in a part of the park that is currently being used as a bit of a dumping ground. It is a shame as this could be made into a picturesque feature that would show the Giant, Coast and Dawn to their best advantage.

Coast Redwood

Giant and Dawn Redwood

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 N51.62525
E0.27023
N51.62474
W0.27186
TQ 57241 94266 266ft
(81.10m)
--
28.4
4.37m
4.45
August 2005
March 2010
2 N51.62524
E0.27044
N51.62473
W0.27207
TQ 57255 94266 270ft
(82.32m)
--
21.6m
4.15m
4.2
August 2005
March 2010
3 N51.62513
E0.27035
N51.62462
W0.27198
TQ 57249 94253 274ft
(83.54m)
--
23.9m
4.44m
4.58
August 2005
March 2010
Dawn Redwood
Metasequoia glyptostroboides
4 N51.62276
E0.26638
N51.62225
W0.26801
TQ 56983 93981 265ft
(80.79m)
--
18.7m
1.8m
2.03m
August 2005
March 2010
5 N51.62279
E0.26607
N51.62228
W0.26770
TQ 56961 93984 255ft
(77.74m)
20.4m 3.12 March 2010
6 N51.62281
E0.26625
N51.62230
W0.26788
TQ 56974 93986 259ft
(78.96m)
9.24m 2.45m March 2010
Giant Redwood
Sequoiadendron giganteum
7       -- 4m February 2006
8       -- 4.75m February 2006
9 N51.62148
E0.26602
N51.62097
W0.26765
TQ 56962 93838 259ft
(78.96m)
24.1m 3.6m March 2010
Dawn Redwood
Metasequoia glyptostroboides
10 N51.62147
E0.26587
N51.62096
W0.26750
TQ 56952 93836 264ft
(80.49m)
23.2m 1.67m March 2010
Coast Redwood
Sequoia sempervirens
11 N51.62159
E0.26589
N51.62108
W0.26752
TQ 56953 93850 260ft
(79.27m)
26.3m 4.26m March 2010
7 & 8 via Sandpit Lane entrance   Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.

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