According to tree specialist Charlier, the owner of the neighbouring domain "Closerie du Rond Chêne", this tree was planted in 1891 by gardener Léon Crépin, which means that the girth of this tree has increased about 8 cm yearly on average.
The tree maintains its large girth near the bottom up until a quite large height, which makes it probable that this giant sequoia is the most voluminous tree in Belgium. I estimate the volume myself at about 96 m³. If correct, then this tree is by far the tree with the most voluminous trunk in the Benelux.
Girth growth rateThe girth was measured more than once:
|Year||Girth@1.5 m||Measurement||Girth growth rate|
|1978||7.17 m||?||5 cm/year|
|1991||8 m||BELTREES||6 cm/year|
|1994||8.20 m||BELTREES||7 cm/year|
|2002||8.68 m||BELTREES||6 cm/year|
|2006||8.90 m||Nardo Kaandorp||6 cm/year|
|2008||9 m||BELTREES||5 cm/year|
|2011||9.15 m||BELTREES||5 cm/year|
HeightThe height was measured more than once:
|2006||~36 m||Nardo Kaandorp||Measurement method unknown|
|2013-10-04||31 m||Wim Brinkerink||Laser with Sine method (e.g. Nikon Forestry 550 laser rangefinder)|