Wimbledon - Parkside Hospital (London)
|Thanks to Thomas for the above photograph of a Giant Redwood in Wimbledon. He says; "I think this might be a redwood. Recently it has gone brown in places. I have known this tree for ten years but never seen it like this. Any thoughts?"
The tree is a Giant Redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum, also known as Wellingtonia or Giant Sequoia).
The occasional increase in the browning of the foliage is a common occurence which does not necessarily mean there is a problem. Contrary to popular belief, evergreen trees do in fact shed leaves, they just do it gradually during the year with perhaps a slight increase in Autumn, and I believe sometimes conditions cause the tree to look a little more brown than usual.
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