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Record for Cornish magnolia tree
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Experts are looking for more record trees in the garden
A magnolia tree in west Cornwall has been named the largest in the country by the Tree Registry.

The Japanese big leaf tree at Trewidden Gardens near Penzance stands at an imposing 13m with a trunk girth of 88 centimetres.

Experts from the Tree Registry are currently analysing other trees at the gardens and believe more could become what they call 'champions'.

The registry says it is important the country's great trees are catalogued.

Alison Clough, the head gardener at Trewidden, is delighted and says the magnolia looks wonderful.

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