University Of Manchester Metasequoia Glyptostroboides - Manchester, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 28.528 W 002° 14.047
30U E 550831 N 5925436
Quick Description: This tree in the grounds of the university Sackville Street Building is one of two Sequoioideae Trees which although standing next to each other are of different species.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/14/2020 9:21:49 AM
Waymark Code: WM11Z3P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Border
Views: 1

Long Description:

"The Sackville Street Building is a building on Sackville Street, Manchester, England. The University of Manchester occupies the building which, before the merger with UMIST in 2004, was UMIST's "Main Building". Construction of the building for the Manchester School of Technology began in 1895 on a site formerly occupied by Sir Joseph Whitworth's engineering works; it was opened in 1902 by the then Prime Minister, Arthur Balfour. The School of Technology became the Manchester Municipal College of Technology in 1918." link

The Trees
The trees are part of interactive tree trail devised by the University of Manchester.

"The University of Manchester has launched a new interactive Tree Trail to encourage people to get outside and discover more about the trees around them.

The University is encouraging staff, students and the local community to get out and enjoy the physical and mental health benefits associated with nature and the outdoors and learn something new about the trees they may see every day.

The new Tree Trail is a project led by the Environmental Sustainability team which has worked closely with Urban Green and City of Trees to develop three distinct trails that highlight 50 of the 1,500 trees across Oxford Road Campus, North Campus and Whitworth Park. This initiative is part of the University’s Campus Masterplan, a ten-year project creating world-class facilities for staff, students and visitors to enjoy.

The trail has been designed as a web-based app which can be used by anyone with a smartphone or handheld device. Users are also encouraged to take their own tree photos and comments and share these via Instagram. There is a dedicated account (@uomsust) and each tree has its own hashtag to make identification easier." link

The two Sequoiaden trees are on the north campus map and the website has the following to say about this one.
"Standing next to its cousin the giant redwood, this statuesque dawn redwood is a relatively rare tree which until the 1940s was thought to be extinct.

The changing colour of its leaves are one characteristic that separates this species from the rest of its family members; the dawn redwood is a deciduous tree rather than evergreen. Visiting this tree in spring, the ferny foliage is a bright, light green, turning russet-brown with tints of copper in autumn. In winter, it takes on a very different appearance with the bare skeleton of its upward-facing bare branches silhouetted against the train line above." link
Gattung / Species: Urweltmammutbaum (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)

Anordnung / Arrangement: Baumgruppe / Group of trees

Webseite / website: [Web Link]

Standort / Location: Andere / Other

Eintrittsgebühr / Fee: None

Baumhöhe / Height of the tree (m): Not Listed

Baumdurchmesser / Diameter of the tree (m): Not Listed

Alter / age: Not Listed

Parkkoordinaten / Parking coordinates: Not Listed

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