|Grid reference||ST 18832 78551|
|Common name||Giant redwood|
|Common name||Sierra redwood|
|Common name||Giant sequoia|
|Height||23M February 2015|
|Girth||533cm February 2015|
This tree is on the east side of the brook beside Alder Road. This tree has been struck by lightning several times which has affected its growth.
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.