Horsebridge Wood Collection

A collection of North American trees.

Redwoods, Horsebridge Wood, Wakehurst Ellen McHale/RBG Kew

Location: Horsebridge Wood, dominated by a sandstone ridge east of the boundary

Taxa: 235  Accessions: 1,306  Wild-sourced: 67%

Geographic strengths: Six North American floristic provinces are represented: Appalachian, Vancouverian, Rocky Mountain, Californian, Gulf and South Coast and Canadian

Taxonomic strengths: Quercus, Abies, Acer, Calocedrus, Pinus, Sequoia, Pseudotsuga, Sequoiadendron, Picea and Carya, including 135 threatened species; and new wild-collected Abies fraseri plantings – this species is threatened and decreasing in the wild

Notable specimens: Sequoiadendron giganteum, Sequoia sempervirens, Pseudotsuga menziesii, Picea breweriana and Abies bracteata