Local authority officers sought to protect the 50ft dawn redwood
- believed to be the only one in the city - after owner Brian Downing, of Beechwood Avenue, Earlsdon, Coventry, asked if there were any orders on the conifer.
Get close to the dinosaurs in the company of dawn redwoods
, a tree that dates to prehistoric times and was thought to be extinct but found alive in China in the 1940s.
There are dragon pines from Japan and Scots pines from Europe, cypress from Central America, larches from Siberia, dawn redwoods
from central China.