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wel·ling·to·ni·a

 (wĕl′ĭng-tō′nē-ə)
[After First Duke of Wellington.]
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wellingtonia

(ˌwɛlɪŋˈtəʊnɪə)
n
(Plants) another name for big tree
[C19: named after the 1st Duke of Wellington2]
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The nature and wildlife highlights are just as varied as the artworks: fast growing Wellingtonia trees, Dawn Redwood and a Chinese Ginkgo, a type of tree unchanged for millions of years, as well as swallows, geese, song thrushes, squirrels, foxes, badgers, grey herons, and more.
The last stop of the night will be on Iveshead Road at the junction with Wellingtonia Close.
Wellingtonia House is a grade II listed former parsonage, next to the parish church of St Peter, and benefits from unspoilt countryside views beyond the pretty 0.75 acre gardens.
A burn meanders through the grounds and the many tall trees including a number of giant sequoia Wellingtonia.
Bradley, 38, from Wellingtonia Gardens in Gloucester, did not make full admissions in his police interview, but later pleaded guilty to dangerous driving.
The mammoth tree of California has been claimed by English as well as Americans for their greatest men, and has been named by the former Wellingtonia and by the latter Washingtonia, but a celebrated Vienna professor, Endlicher, as eminent a botanist as he was a linguist, had already, in 1847, established a genus which comprises the mammoth trees as well as the scarcely less magnificent Red Woods of California, and had named it Sequoia, in commemoration of the aboriginal linguist; and as long as botanical science exists both these wonders of the western world will perpetuate the name of the Cherokee Cadmus.--Missouri Republican, Sept.
Ian Gray, Liverpool Civic vandalism I WAS utterly dismayed to find today, on a visit to Bowring Park, Huyton, that the three specimen "Wellingtonia" (Giant Sequioa/ Redwood, hailing from California) had been clear felled as part of the current restoration project.
8 Balmacaan, Drumnadrochit, Invernesshire Part of a major concentration of ancient woodlands along Loch Ness with some of the largest specimens of Wellingtonia, Lawson's cypress and Douglas fir in Britain.
A magnificent Wellingtonia tree is positioned to the left of the entrance gate to the property.
Designed by William Barratt, a Yorkshire landscape gardener, the park had three ornamental lakes, a maze, an archery ground, croquet lawn and three playing fields on either side of a central avenue known as the Wellingtonia Walk.
The 140 feet high Wellingtonia is in the grounds of Broneirian, their mid Wales training centre, near Llanidloes.
Firefighters remained on the scene at Wellingtonia Farm, Carberry, yesterday.

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