Belford - Kyloe Wood (Northumberland)
|Thanks to Michael for the above photographs of "Kyloe Wood (55° 38' N 1° 55' W) near Belford in north Northumbs is the place to be. Lots of Sequoiadendron, including the group in the above picture; the tallest I've pinned down yet (2nd from the right in the picture) is 48m tall, and most of the rest 40-46m tall. Just behind where I was standing to take that picture, is a Sequoia sempervirens (no picture, no place to get a decent full view of it!), 46m × 102cm diameter, while not too far away in another part of the wood, another is 46m × 116cm. Two others in the same area also 46m, and a fourth 45m. They are growing among even larger Abies grandis (tallest found, 57m). Also several young Sequoia sempervirens of natural regeneration 5-10m tall, possibly unique in Britain in terms of numbers?
There is another very tall (probably the tallest) Sequoiadendron which I've not measured yet; its top is visible from Kyloe Crags half a kilometre away, towering well over the surrounding trees, but I've not been able to locate it on the ground yet!".
Well done Michael for your keen detective work at tracking down these trees, the measurements sound intriguing, certainly a collection of large Redwoods.