I went to Burghley House the other day, and it's amazing. I'll post more pics soon, even. Meanwhile, I saw this tree. When I first saw it, the trunk and bark looked a lot like a redwood tree to me.
But the needle things look NOTHING like a redwood at all. They're rounded and scaled, and there's lots of them.
Nor do the cones (shown here with my thumb so you get an idea of the size).
For some reason, I've got it into my head that I really want to know what this tree is, but I've been looking at on-line tree identification keys (for the UK and elsewhere) and I'm totally befuddled. But I'm sure for someone, this is an easy call.
Please help me keep what little sanity I still have and tell me what the tree is!