This page contains specific information about coast Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
'8733', which can be found on the grounds of Cragside House
in Rothbury (county of Northumberland)
RedRob reports, this grove of Pseudotsuga is growing just above the Debdon Beck in the low part of the valley directly below the rockery and Cragside House itself. It is located just below the Iron bridge over Debdon Beck. Measurements taken from two baselines that allowed views of the base and apex together, from the path at the NE end of the Iron Bridge, 59.8-60.2 metres. From a viewpoint at the top of the rockery immediately below the house wall. 59.8-60.2 metres. Very consistant measurements but I am going with the higher reading as the tree had a single apex shoot whose absolute apex I may not have hit and is currently new shooting.
The girth of the tree is 4.25 m measured at a height of 1.50 m (Jun 23, 2013, RedRob). Its height is exactly 60.20 m (Jun 23, 2013, laser with Sine method (e.g. Nikon Forestry 550 laser rangefinder), RedRob).
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The photos are provided by RedRob