Giant Redwoods of California at home in Britain – BBC News

One of the world’s largest trees, the California Redwood, is alive and well – in Britain – according to scientists named in a BBC report.
There are almost ten times more of these majestic  trees growing in the Uk than in their native Californian habitat . The trees were seen as trophy assets by British aristocrats during the Victorian Age   in the 19th century . Due to the foggy damp environment which has climatic similarities with the coastal Californian marine layer,  the sort after  trees thrived  in Britain. The trees are much younger – and smaller – than their Californian cousins which can live for more than a thousand years .
Check out the BBC story HERE 
And read our story on the Californian redwoods HERE