Plymouth - Mount Edgcumbe (Cornwall)
|Thanks to Neil who sent the above photograph of a solitary Giant Redwood at Mount Edgcumbe near the hamlet of Cremyll on the Rame Peninsula just across the river Tamar from Plymouth. (Neil also informed us about an avenue of Wellingtonia in Langley Park Arboretum near Slough.) Of Cremyll he says;
"This location is less spectacular, containing only 1 giant sequoia tree. It is located on a small peninsula in south west england, accessible by a small 5 minute ferry ride. The tree seems to be doing well, maybe due to the abundence of water."
Despite a recent holiday (August 2006) in Cornwall looking for Redwoods, this location remains the only one in the South West of the country we have recorded so far that contains a Redwood tree. Perhaps this is due to the exposed West coast and the salty conditions.