"Giant Redwoods: World’s Largest Trees 'Thriving In UK'"

"Giant redwoods - the world's largest trees - are flourishing in the UK and now even outnumber those found in their native range in California.

The giants were first brought to the UK about 160 years ago, and a new study suggests they are growing at a similar rate to their US counterparts.

An estimated 500,000 trees are in the UK compared to 80,000 in California.

However they aren't yet as tall. In California they can reach 90m-high, but in the UK the tallest is 54.87m."

Rebecca Morelle and Alison Francis report for BBC News March 13, 2024.

Source: BBC News, 03/14/2024