It was on a rather dreary weekend in February 2016 that I took these photos. It’s at Milheugh, down the Calder. Pictured prominently is the large Redwood tree, that often looks out of place, but was introduced as part of the Milheugh Estate, perhaps as old as 200 years ago. It certainly towers above everything else in the area.
The single tree is on the opposite bank of the river, on the Cambuslang side, rather than Blantyre, near the former location of Milheugh orchards. Pictured in the nice green picture, rather more professionally in Summer 2013 by Jim Brown is the base of the Redwood, and also one from myself in Spring 2015, during a walkaround the Calder. (in picture Jim, Alex and Joey)
It’s easy to forget that these monster trees are out of character for this area, and you don’t appreciate or realise how immense and special they are until you’re standing right beside them looking up.
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