Thanks to Randy Allen for sending us this picture of a dawn redwood growing in Nashville, Tennessee. Here is what Randy said about this tree “I just discovered the tallest Dawn Redwood I’ve found in TN so far in my 51 year search. I was out helping the Nashville Tree Foundation this morning, regarding their “Big Old Tree” contest, and discovered this. A beautiful symmetry Dawn Redwood planted around 1968 in a southwest Nashville backyard. Presently owned by Jim and Hayden. I measured it twice with a digital clinometer and came up with 113’ tall. 75’ canopy spread and 3.5’ dbh”.
Randy Allen sent this picture of his friend Paul’s Dawn Redwood that Paul’s dad planted in 1970ish in Springfield TN. According to Randy, the tree is 85’ tall and 3’ dbh and was struck by lightning 6 to 8 years ago but hasn’t deterred it and it has a big healing wound up and down the tree that is almost healed. Randy said it is about the biggest and most symmetrical he’s seen in TN. Thanks for sending us this image.