|Grid reference||ST 17742 84026|
|Common name||Big-cone Douglas fir|
|Status||Wales Champion 2013|
|Height||22M July 2015|
|Girth||215cm May 2015|
This tree is in the west part of the lower park, not far from the pool.
General tree description
Pseudotsuga macrocarpa is a medium to large tree, up to around 24 metres tall, with a broadly conical shape and thick, corky bark. Its leaves (needles) are blue or grey-green and arranged in two ranks along the branchlets. They are usually between 3 and 5cm long, curving inwards and pointed. The (large) cones are up to 18cm long but are rarely produced in Britain.