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This Wellingtonia is unusually narrow for its height, but it is in excellent health. Although these trees are not keen on very damp ground conditions, this one has survived several days at a time under two feet of water when the adjacent river has completely flooded the garden. The tree has a pronounced lean toward the house, but fortunately these trees rarely topple. Having measured the height the owner was reassured that, in the highly unlikely event of this happening, it will still be some twelve feet or so from the house!

Common Names and Latin Name Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
Giant Redwood, Giant Sequoia, Wellingtonia, Big Tree
Sequoiadendron giganteum
TL 24266 71046 25ft
33.15m 3.7m July 2007
Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.

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