This page contains specific information about giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) '8734', which can be found on the grounds of Cragside House in Rothbury (county of Northumberland).RedRob reports, if the head gardener hadn't pointed this tree out to me last year I would probably have missed it. It is down a very steep ravine side on a narrow flat so didn't attempt to girth but estimated and hidden behind other trees, Sycamores. The top peeps up above these and brilliantly the up side of the base of the tree from the same position was visible. The tree appeared to be sitting up on a mound which I have seen with other Sequoiadendron so the slope upside of the base looked level with the down. Tallest Sequioadendron at Cragside, another very narrrow Sequoiadendron on the road between the coach park and the house was 40 metres.
Each measurement can be done with varying accuracy.
The girth of the tree is around 4.50 m measured at a height of 1.50 m (Jun 23, 2013, RedRob).
HeightThe height was measured more than once:
|2013-06-23||51 m||RedRob||Laser with Sine method (e.g. Nikon Forestry 550 laser rangefinder)|
|2013-06-24||51 m||RedRob||Laser with Sine method (e.g. Nikon Forestry 550 laser rangefinder)|