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A brisk walk from the entrance of Dagnam Park at Settle Road, a lone Wellingtonia stands in the middle of a large field.

This tree is mentioned on the Dagnam Park - remembered page of the Friends of Dagnam Park web site. On this site you can also find out much more about this park, which was once part of a large estate owned by Richard Neave in the 18th century. The second tree stands in a rather confined location in the middle of a clump of other trees, a little way off from the main tree. It has suffered some damage over the years, as can be seen from the photograph, but is nonetheless soldiering on.

The park certainly appears to have be plagued over recent years by various forms of vandalism. The society was set up "on the 2nd May 2003 when a whole lot of angry Harold Hill people sat in the audience bursting to have their say about the way their enjoyment of the park had been destroyed by a handful of anti-social illegal motorcyclists."

Common Names and Latin Name No. Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
1 N51.61565
TQ 54903 93126 216ft
20.7m 4.45m
March 2007
February 2006
2 N51.61683
TQ 54816 93254 224ft
15.2m 2.8m March 2007
Girth was measured at 1.5 metres from ground

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