Pleshey - Mount House (Essex)
Giant Redwood - June 2013
|In 2005 this Giant Redwood had ivy on its trunk which the owners have since removed and the tree looked superb in the sunshine in June 2013.
My measurements indicate a shorter height for the Coast Redwood in 2013 as compared to 2010.
This is either due to an error in my calculations with the old clinometer in 2010, or perhaps it has lost its top in a storm.
Giant Redwood with ivy covering its trunk - January 2005
Coast Redwood - June 2013
Note the Coast Redwood to the right of the Giant Redwood - June 2013
|A pleasant three mile walk around Pleshey is listed in the book "Twenty Circular Walks in Essex" by Len Banister.
To see the route laid out on Google Earth, click on this link here. (Sorry, this link is not yet working for tablet users).
The Giant Redwood at Mount House can be seen from many places along this walk and on some sections the Coast Redwood can also be seen.
|** UPDATE - June 2014 **
Emmy wrote to us to say "I stumbled upon your lovley site whilst researching our old family house - Mount House Pleshey. My parents owned the property for about 35 years after buying the property in the 1960's. Just to let you know the tree used to have a double upper trunk (each being the same height) but one was broken off in the storm of 1987. It came clean off the top blocking the road in and out of the village."
I'm pleased to hear you like the website and it's nice to hear from an owner of Redwoods. I assume that the tree that had a double trunk was the Giant Redwood in its own circle of stones. A fascinating tale about the loss of the second trunk, I expect people will be interested in hearing how it blocked the road.
"Yes - that's correct, it was the Redwood in the circle of stones at Pleshey. Yes please do add to your site how it lost its second top trunk. Having a second trunk made the tree very distinctive, especially from afar as you approached the village so it was very sad."
|Common Names and Latin Name||No.||Latitude and Longitude||OS National Grid||Elevation
|Giant Redwood |
|TL 66682 14572||226ft |
|Coast Redwood |
|TL 66676 14604||226ft |
|Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.|