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Tree No.3 - Giant Redwood December 2007

Tree No. 2 - Giant Redwood December 2007
There are three large Wellingtonia in the Maldon cemetery, just off the London Road. There were four until some time ago when one succumbed to a lightning strike, as can be seen in the picture below, supplied by Mick the gardener. Sadly it eventually had to be cut down. It looks as if they may originally have been planted in the four corners of the cemetery, although the cemetery has grown somewhat since then! While they are all good examples, one is a particularly fine specimen, and makes a rather superb picture with the old house beside it. This can be seen in the first picture above.

Giant Redwood - Lightning strike

Tree No. 5 - Coast Redwood April 2006

Tree No. 6 - Dawn Redwood April 2006
In December 2005 there were some additions to the cemetery; a Giant Redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum), a Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) and a Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides). I know this because they were planted by me!

Tree No. 4 - Giant Redwood April 2006

Tree No. 4 - Giant Redwood January 2009

Tree No. 4 - Giant Redwood December 2016

Tree No. 5 - Coast Redwood December 2016

Tree No. 6 - Dawn Redwood December 2016
In December 2016 the three young Redwoods were all over twentyone feet high.

Trees No. 7-10 - Giant Redwood March 2017
Strolling down to the natural burial ground (Woodland Glades) at the bottom end of the cemetery, we made an amazing discovery, there right under over very noses, four more young Giant Redwoods have been growing for the past few years! Measurements and co-ordinates will be taken on the next visit with clinometer and gps machine.

Common Names and Latin Name No. Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
WGS84 OSGB36
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
1 N51.73165
E0.66290
N51.73115
E0.66461
TL 83987 07015 108ft
(32.9m)
19.3m
17m
3.15m
2.96m
December 2007
March 2005
2 N51.73163
E0.66398
N51.73113
E0.66569
TL 84062 07016 94ft
(28.7m)
26.35m
24m
3.84m
3.72m
December 2007
March 2005
3 N51.73069
E0.66429
N51.73019
E0.66600
TL 84087 06912 83ft
(25.3m)
22m
--
4.05m
3.8m
December 2007
March 2005
4 N51.73116
E0.66147
N51.730663
E0.6632
TL 83891 06957 121ft
(37m)
6.6m
5.25m
4.2m
3.6m
2.95m
1.95m
1.56m
0.89m
0.6m December 2016
February 2015
November 2013
July 2012
July 2011
December 2008
December 2007
December 2005
Coast Redwood
Sequoia sempervirens
5 N51.73112
E0.66140
51.730623
E0.66311
TL 83886 06952 113ft
(34.5m)
6.6m
3.3m
2.9m
2.16m
1.89m
1.22m
0.5m
0.17m
December 2016
July 2012
July 2011
December 2008
December 2007
December 2005
Dawn Redwood
Metasequoia glytptostroboides
6 N51.73126
E0.66182
N51.73076
E0.66353
TL 83914 06969 105ft
(32.1m)
6.7m
5.05m
4.05m
2.62m
2.27m
1.26m
0.95m


0.05m
December 2016
February 2015
November 2013
July 2012
July 2011
October 2008
December 2007
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
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Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.

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