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This site refers to the three types of Redwood by the names commonly used in the U.K:
Giant Redwood Giant Redwood / Giant Sequoia / Wellingtonia Sequoiadendron giganteum
Coast Redwood Coast Redwood / Redwood Sequoia sempervirens
Dawn Redwood Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides
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On this page are table listings that, according to our measurements and opinion, are some of the Tallest and Broadest Redwoods in the U.K. This page originated from an idea by Luke who found, photographed and measured most of the trees growing in Haslemere in Surrey that can be found on Redwood World.

These charts only include trees that we have actually seen and measured ourselves. So please, if you feel we have missed out one that you believe should be included then let us know - we will do our best to get to see it!

Measuring Rules
Just a quick mention about the rules we follow when measuring. The girth should be measured at 1.5m from the ground at the highest point around the tree, but there are sometimes difficulties in finding this level. There is generally a gradual slope of the ground up to the tree, and this is not really a problem, just treat the point at which it meets the tree as the zero point. The difficulty is that sometimes there is a very steep additional "shelf" of soil and composted material for the first six inches or more from the trunk, so one has to take a view on how much of this to include. And you thought the girth measurement was the easy bit!

The measurement of a tree's height requires a good line of sight to the top of the tree, from a point away from the tree equal to its height. When the tree is crowded by others this can be difficult, if not impossible to obtain. Consequently not all trees that might have been eligible will be entered in this category. This is a shame, because it is likely that some of the tallest Redwoods may well be those that are racing to grow above their neigbouring trees. Other than by climbing these with a tape measure between the teeth, there seems no easy way of getting round this problem.

Measurements are obtained on various dates so where there is a tie between sizes we will list the earliest date first.

Tallest
CountryCountyTownStreet/PlaceWeb Page LinkHeightGirthDate MeasuredType
England Hampshire Brockenhurst Rhinefield Road Tall Trees Trail 52.73 9.1 July 2010
Wales Montgomeryshire Leighton B4388 Leighton Hall 50.719 7.52 May 2010
Scotland Inverness-shire Achnacarry Clan Cameron Estate 49.9 6.45 June 2012
England Hampshire Brockenhurst Rhinefield Road Tall Trees Trail 48.5 7.86 July 2010
Scotland Argyll Benmore A815 Benmore Botanic Garden 48.4 5.49 May 2009
Scotland Perth & Kinross Kenmore A827 North East end of Loch Tay Kenmore - Loch Tay 47.5 8.5 May 2009
Scotland Argyll Benmore A815 Benmore Botanic Garden 47.22 6.06 May 2009
Wales Conwy Tal-y-Cafn Colwyn Bay Bodnant Gardens 47.2 7.32 May 2010
Wales Conwy Tal-y-Cafn Colwyn Bay Bodnant Gardens 46.9 6.2 May 2010
England Sussex Ardingly Selsfield Road Wakehurst Place 46.5 4.84 March 2006
Wales Montgomeryshire Leighton B4388 Leighton Hall 46.4 7.7 May 2010
Wales Conwy Tal-y-Cafn Colwyn Bay Bodnant Gardens 46.25 5.87 May 2010
Scotland Perth & Kinross Kenmore A827 North East end of Loch Tay Kenmore - Loch Tay 46 8.13 May 2009
England Gloucestershire Tetbury Bath Road A433 Westonbirt Arboretum 44.6 5.35 September 2010
Scotland Perth & Kinross Kenmore A827 North East end of Loch Tay Kenmore - Loch Tay 44.4 7.9 May 2009
England Sussex Midhurst Cowdray Park Cowdray House 44.1 7.74 September 2007
England Gloucestershire Tetbury Bath Road A433 Westonbirt Arboretum 43.5 0 September 2010
Wales Conwy Melin-y-Coed Cuffty Hall 43.5 3.9 May 2010
England Hampshire Brockenhurst Rhinefield Road Tall Trees Trail 43.4 5.14 July 2010
England Gloucestershire Tetbury Bath Road A433 Westonbirt Arboretum 43.2 4.17 September 2010
England Hampshire Brockenhurst Rhinefield Road Rhinefield House Hotel 43.02 5.55 July 2010
England Sussex Midhurst Cowdray Park Cowdray House 42.8 5.3 September 2007
Wales Montgomeryshire Leighton B4388 Leighton Hall 42.749 5.62 May 2010
Scotland Argyll Benmore A815 Benmore Botanic Garden 42.6 5.57 May 2009
Types: Giant Redwood or Wellingtonia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)         Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)

Broadest Trunk
CountryCountyTownStreet/PlaceWeb Page LinkHeightGirthDate MeasuredType
Scotland Perth & Kinross Aberfeldy off A9 Cluny House Garden 41.5 11.3 May 2009
Wales Brecknockshire Llangattock Crickenhowell along canal 38.8 11.2 October 2008
Scotland Perth & Kinross Aberfeldy off A9 Cluny House Garden 0 10.4 May 2009
ScotlandHighlandDrumnadrochit Balmacaan house estate 29.9 10.3 June 2012
England Sussex Midhurst Cowdray Park Cowdray House 35.5 9.85 September 2007
England Buckinghamshire Shalstone Main Street Shalstone Manor 38.6 9.1 April 2006
England Hampshire New Forest Rhinefield Road Tall Trees Trail 52.73 9.1 July 2010
England Dorset Dorchester Hollow Hill / A35 Kingston Mauward College 34.6 9 September 2011
England Sussex Midhurst Cowdray Park Cowdray House 0 8.6 September 2007
Scotland Perth & Kinross Kenmore A827 North East end of Loch Tay Kenmore - Loch Tay 47.5 8.5 May 2009
England Sussex Midhurst Cowdray Park Cowdray House 33.45 8.44 September 2007
England Hampshire New Forest Rhinefield Road Rhinefield House Hotel 39.4 8.34 July 2010
England Essex Dedham Stratford Road Milsoms Hotel and Restaurant 26.1 8.31 June 2007
England Hampshire New Forest Rhinefield Road Tall Trees Trail 40.2 8.22 July 2010
England Surrey Haslemere Lion Lane Polecat Copse 0 8.2 September 2006
Scotland Argyll Benmore A815 Benmore Botanic Garden 33.5 8.2 May 2009
Scotland Perth & Kinross Crieff Cret William 39 8.19 May 2009
England Sussex Haywards Heath Oathall Road Wellington House & Norton Lees 26.1 8.17 September 2007
Scotland Perth & Kinross Kenmore A827 North East end of Loch Tay Kenmore - Loch Tay 46 8.13 May 2009
Scotland Perth & Kinross Kenmore A827 North East end of Loch Tay Kenmore - Loch Tay 44.4 7.9 May 2009
England Hampshire New Forest Rhinefield Road Tall Trees Trail 48.5 7.86 July 2010
England Suffolk Ipswich The Limes in owner's garden 31.4 7.83 August 2011
England Surrey Copthorne West Park Road Effingham Park Hotel 32.65 7.8 September 2007
England Suffolk Higham B1068 White House 31.1 7.75 August 2011
Types: Giant Redwood or Wellingtonia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)         Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)

Native?

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