Village of Haddenham

Guess the Tree Height

Home » News » Guess the Tree Height
Measuring Tree Height 05
Measuring Tree Height 01a

Many thanks to all who visited Turn End Trust stall at the fete on Saturday 11th June and took up the challenge of guessing the height of the giant sequoia in Turn End garden.

Those who remember their geometry from schooldays would doubtless have had an advantage, as the lower of the two illustrations clearly demonstrates!

Feel free to send us the instructions, on a postcard please, to ....

But seriously, as promised by the good people at Turn End, here's the officially recorded height: 21.15 meters (or, in old money, 69.389 feet).

It was a very close contest, so congratulations to the three winners — all of whom have been notified.

You can read about how the height of the tree was actually measured here.

You can also see the tree in situ in Turn End garden during the upcoming Sculpture in the Garden exhibition when the garden is open as part of Bucks Open Studios from 18th — 26th June, 11:00am — 6:00pm.

For more information about this and other Turn End Trust events over the summer, please see here.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Airfield at Haddm circa 2008
Haddenham Webteam: Thu 22 Feb 6:00pm

Lands Improvement has issued the following public statement, dated Thursday 22nd February 2018.The notice published on the airfield has been issued by Buckinghamshire County Council in response to a statutory declaration made by Lands Improvement under Section 31(6) of the 1980 Highways Act which enables a landowner to protect itself against any new public rights of way being registered on...

Silent Soldier Graphic 02a
Haddenham Webteam: Thu 22 Feb 4:45pm

The Silent Soldier stands as a tribute to those who didn't return home and to those whose lives would never be the same again.Buckinghamshire Poppy Appeal is inviting sponsors to get involved in the country wide Silent Soldier campaign. These Silent Soldier silhouettes will appear across the country as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War...

Dr Mark Howcutt
Patient Participation Group: Thu 22 Feb 2:00pm

As we reported a few weeks ago, Haddenham Medical Centre recently received the outcome of its latest inspection by the Quality Care Commission (CQC), and its staff were delighted to see that the Medical Centre has been rated as 'Good' overall, with two 'Excellent' bownie points in terms of the Practice being Well-Led and for its Care of Older People.You can read the...