|Grid reference||ST 17194 77913|
|Common name||Giant redwood|
|Common name||Sierra redwood|
|Common name||Giant sequoia|
|Height||25M August 2016|
|Girth||472cm August 2016|
This tree is in the Blackweir woodland north, one of a group of Sequoiadendron giganteum to the east of the path to Blackweir Bridge.
General tree description
Giant sequoias are the world's largest single trees. They can grow to 50 to 85 metres in height and 6 to 8 metres in diameter. Sequoia bark is typically reddish-brown and spongy, and the trunk has a wide base. On mature trees the lower branches droop and the tips curve upwards. The leaves are evergreen, awl-shaped, 3 to 6 millimetres long, and arranged spirally on the shoots. Seed cones are 4 to 7 centimetres long and consist of 30 to 50 spirally arranged scales, with several seeds on each scale. The seed is dark brown, 4 to 5 millimetres long and 1 millimetre broad, with a 1 millimetre wide, yellow-brown wing along each side.