Higham - Higham Hall (Suffolk)
|This magnificent Giant Redwood sits in the front garden of a house called Higham Hall, in Higham, near Stratford St Mary in Suffolk. Not only does its lush foliage give it an excellent profile, but also its trunk is a superb illustration of why these enormous trees are so rarely blown over even in the strongest gales. Notice how it tapers out broadly from its already considerable 6 metres at chest height (in 2005), anchoring itself very firmly to the ground.
You might notice the lower trunk of a Monkey Puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana, or Chilean Pine) just behind the Giant Redwood. It seems quite appropriate to have two unusual trees together.
A return visit in 2011 was made to re-measure this specimen and although we have found many more in the British Isles that are bigger, this one is still one of the widest in Suffolk and surrounding counties.
|Common Names and Latin Name||Latitude and Longitude||OS National Grid||Elevation
|Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
|Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.|