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A solitary Giant Redwood standing on the edge of the field before entering the Old Arboretum (Tree No. 1)
Westonbirt Arboretum near Tetbury has a very large collection of Redwoods, only about a third of those recorded by the arboretum have been measured by Redwood World. The area covered was the Old Arboretum and among the fifty one found were some large enough to add to the Top Trunks tables. The two Dawn Redwood measured here are the tallest so far found in the British Isles by Redwood World. Silk Wood is yet to be explored and promises to contain many more Redwoods. Naturally a return visit is required. An interactive map of all the trees in the arboretum can be found on the Westonbirt web site.

Coast Redwood

Coast Redwood

Giant Redwood - the one on the left is shown in more detail below (Tree Nos. 6 & 7)
Roots and branches of the Giant Redwood above left (Tree No. 6) that have rooted and become new trees!

Thanks to Ian for sending the above two photographs taken in Autumn 2007 of "a beautiful redwood copse at the Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire. There are many other specimens there, including other types of redwood."

This group of seventeen Giant Redwood (Tree Nos. 35 - 51) stand at the head of Lime Avenue where it meets Holford Ride. On a visit in 2010 they all looked magnificent swaying in the strong breeze.

Thanks to Ray for sending the above photograph taken in May 2016 of "the Dawn redwood tree that's in the old arboretum."

One of the pair of Giant Redwood at the original entrance to the arboretum (Tree Nos. 15 & 16 planted 1856)
At the end of Mitchell Drive there are a pair of Giant Redwood either side of the original entrance to the arboretum. The one shown in the above photographs has pushed up the ground as it has grown and lifted the middle of the wall. According to the Forestry Commission, the Redwoods were planted by Mr and Mrs Holford, were one foot high when planted, and cost 8 each - no small sum in those days for a sapling!
Westonbirt have tagged their trees with species information and a number. The number associated with each tree is shown in the table below.

Common Names and Latin Name No. Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured Westonbirt
No.
WGS84 OSGB36
Giant Redwood
Sequoiadendron giganteum
1 N51.60914
W2.21683
N51.60867
W2.21546
ST 85081 90056 450ft
(137.20m)
28.7m -- Sep 201028.0106
Coast Redwood
Sequoia sempervirens
2 N51.60939
W2.21118
N51.60892
W2.20981
ST 85472 90083 447ft
(136.28m)
36.1m 4.78m Sep 201011.0050
Dawn Redwood
Metasequoia glyptostrobodies
3 N51.60918
W2.21032
N51.60871
W2.20895
ST 85532 90059 456ft
(139.02m)
28.8m 2.94m Sep 201011.0058
Coast Redwood
Sequoia sempervirens
4 N51.60926
W2.21015
N51.60879
W2.20878
ST 85544 90068 453ft
(138.11m)
35.8m 5.33m Sep 201011.0060
Giant Redwood
Sequoiadendron giganteum
5 N51.60892
W2.20849
N51.60845
W2.20712
ST 85659 90030 442ft
(134.76m)
34.2m 7.01m Sep 201002.0142
6 N51.60933
W2.20781
N51.60886
W2.20644
ST 85706 90076 443ft
(135.06m)
42.4m 6.78m Sep 2010--
7 N51.60935
W2.20783
N51.60888
W2.20646
ST 85704 90078 450ft
(137.20m)
41.2m 6.45m Sep 201006.0210
Coast Redwood
Sequoia sempervirens
8 N51.60949
W2.20812
N51.60902
W2.20675
ST 85684 90093 431ft
(131.40m)
34.9m 3.9m Sep 201006.0207
9 N51.60949
W2.20811
N51.60902
W2.20674
ST 85685 90093 430ft
(131.10m)
35.1m 3.08m Sep 201006.0094
10 N51.60949
W2.20812
N51.60902
W2.20675
ST 85684 90093 429ft
(130.79m)
30.5m 2.38m Sep 201006.0205
11 N51.60949
W2.20812
N51.60902
W2.20675
ST 85684 90093 438ft
(133.54m)
33.5m 3.35m Sep 201006.0206
12 N51.60961
W2.20825
N51.60914
W2.20688
ST 85675 90107 393ft
(119.82m)
37.8m -- Sep 201006.0215
13 N51.60959
W2.20827
N51.60912
W2.2069
ST 85674 90105 395ft
(120.43m)
29.8m 2.95m Sep 201006.0216
14 N51.60958
W2.20828
N51.60911
W2.20691
ST 85673 90104 391ft
(119.21m)
36.85m 4.55m Sep 201006.0217
Giant Redwood
Sequoiadendron giganteum
15 N51.60982
W2.20533
N51.60935
W2.20396
ST 85878 90130 414ft
(126.22m)
34m 5.27m Sep 201002.0128
16 N51.60975
W2.20545
N51.60928
W2.20408
ST 85869 90122 411ft
(125.30m)
38m 6.97m Sep 201002.0124
Coast Redwood
Sequoia sempervirens
17 N51.60975
W2.20565
N51.60928
W2.20428
ST 85856 90122 425ft
(129.57m)
15.5m 0.98m Sep 201002.0206
18 N51.60970
W2.20567
N51.60923
W2.2043
ST 85854 90116 372ft
(113.41m)
21.6m 1.57m Sep 201002.0204
Dawn Redwood
Metasequoia glyptostrobodies
19 N51.61033
W2.20679
N51.60986
W2.20542
ST 85777 90187 371ft
(113.11m)
27m 2.07m Sep 201003.0119
Giant Redwood
Sequoiadendron giganteum
20 N51.61047
W2.20687
N51.61000
W2.2055
ST 85771 90202 373ft
(113.72m)
41.1m 3.97m Sep 201003.0487
21 N51.61059
W2.20695
N51.61012
W2.20558
ST 85766 90216 390ft
(118.90m)
43.5m -- Sep 201003.0486
22 N51.61062
W2.20695
N51.61015
W2.20558
ST 85766 90219 401ft
(122.26m)
32.7m 3.61m Sep 201003.0093
23 N51.61044
W2.20703
N51.60997
W2.20566
ST 85760 90199 406ft
(123.78m)
35.2m 3.8m Sep 201003.0485
24 N51.61041
W2.20701
N51.60994
W2.20564
ST 85762 90196 432ft
(131.71m)
37.4m 4.58m Sep 201003.0484
25 N51.61039
W2.20702
N51.60992
W2.20565
ST 85761 90193 427ft
(130.18m)
39.7m 4.28m Sep 201003.0483
26 N51.61005
W2.20710
N51.60958
W2.20573
ST 85755 90156 418ft
(127.44m)
44.6m 5.35m Sep 201003.0217
27 N51.61002
W2.20723
N51.60955
W2.20586
ST 85746 90152 410ft
(125.00m)
37m 3.83m Sep 201003.0216
28 N51.61005
W2.20739
N51.60958
W2.20602
ST 85735 90156 412ft
(125.61m)
36m 3.57m Sep 201003.0212
29 N51.61015
W2.20724
N51.60968
W2.20587
ST 85746 90167 417ft
(127.13m)
36.4m 3.78m Sep 201003.0213
30 N51.60996
W2.20732
N51.60949
W2.20595
ST 85740 90146 420ft
(128.05m)
39m 4.75m Sep 201003.0091
Coast Redwood
Sequoia sempervirens
31 N51.60989
W2.20764
N51.60942
W2.20627
ST 85718 90138 440ft
(134.15m)
1.23m -- Sep 201003.0734
32 N51.60991
W2.20769
N51.60944
W2.20632
ST 85714 90140 436ft
(132.93m)
1.56m -- Sep 201003.0733
33 N51.60992
W2.20777
N51.60945
W2.2064
ST 85709 90141 436ft
(132.93m)
1.15m -- Sep 201003.0735
34 N51.60966
W2.20975
N51.60919
W2.20838
ST 85572 90113 469ft
(142.99m)
36.4m 5.84m Sep 201006.0176
Giant Redwood
Sequoiadendron giganteum
35 N51.60986
W2.21060
N51.60939
W2.20923
ST 85513 90135 445ft
(135.67m)
43.2m 4.17m Sep 201006.0255
36 N51.60983
W2.21068
N51.60936
W2.20931
ST 85507 90132 447ft
(136.28m)
-- 4.69m Sep 201006.0257
37 N51.60995
W2.21058
N51.60948
W2.20921
ST 85514 90145 452ft
(137.80m)
-- 4.82m Sep 201006.0254
38 N51.60989
W2.21072
N51.60942
W2.20935
ST 85504 90138 451ft
(137.50m)
-- 4.7m Sep 201006.0258
39 N51.60994
W2.21070
N51.60947
W2.20933
ST 85506 90144 453ft
(138.11m)
-- 2.34m Sep 201006.0256
40 N51.60995
W2.21071
N51.60948
W2.20934
ST 85505 90145 454ft
(138.41m)
-- 3.8m Sep 201006.0267
41 N51.60992
W2.21083
N51.60945
W2.20946
ST 85497 90142 459ft
(139.94m)
-- 4.38m Sep 201006.0259
42 N51.61012
W2.21058
N51.60965
W2.20921
ST 85514 90164 458ft
(139.63m)
-- 4.38m Sep 201006.0001
43 N51.61000
W2.21081
N51.60953
W2.20944
ST 85498 90151 459ft
(139.94m)
-- 2.76m Sep 201006.0266
44 N51.61001
W2.21076
N51.60954
W2.20939
ST 85502 90152 459ft
(139.94m)
-- 3.17m Sep 201006.0265
45 N51.60996
W2.21082
N51.60949
W2.20945
ST 85498 90146 461ft
(140.55m)
-- 4.56m Sep 201006.0260
46 N51.61004
W2.21074
N51.60957
W2.20937
ST 85503 90155 463ft
(141.16m)
-- 3.86m Sep 201006.0264
47 N51.60996
W2.21095
N51.60949
W2.20958
ST 85489 90146 470ft
(143.29m)
-- 3.77m Sep 201006.0261
48 N51.61003
W2.21110
N51.60956
W2.20973
ST 85478 90154 468ft
(142.68m)
37.3m 4.46m Sep 201007.0241
49 N51.61005
W2.21109
N51.60958
W2.20972
ST 85479 90156 472ft
(143.90m)
-- 3.09m Sep 201007.0051
50 N51.61009
W2.21104
N51.60962
W2.20967
ST 85482 90161 473ft
(144.21m)
-- 3.07m Sep 201007.0244
51 N51.61008
W2.21107
N51.60961
W2.2097
ST 85480 90160 474ft
(144.51m)
-- 2.93m Sep 201007.0243
Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.

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