This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
A correspondent of Gardener's Chronicle says: "There is in Lord Llanerton's grounds, Woolbeding, near Midhurst, Sussex,-' a very fine Tulip tree, which was acknowledged by the late Sir Wm. Hooker to be the finest specimen in the kingdom; and it certainly is a magnificent tree, being one mass of foliage from its summit to the ground. Its measurements in 1S71 were as follows: Height, 91 feet 5 inches; girth at 3 feet from the ground, 17 feet 2 inches; circumference round the branches, 79 yards. It is in' perfect health, and has doubtless increased somewhat in size since the above measurements were taken."