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Giant sequoia in the street Hofstett in Neuweiler

There is one giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) in the street Hofstett in Neuweiler (Calw).

This is by far the strongest Giant Redwood in Germany. It contains a burl which reaches nearly 2m up the trunk.

Girth at ground level: 21.55 m, at 1m: 14.03m, at 1.3m: 12.88m, at 2m: 10.12m, at 3m: 8.33m (measured in June 2009).

Multiple top damaging (storm/lightning), regenerated quite well.

This tree is placed on a private property and can only be seen from outside the private ground.

Girth growth rate

The girth was measured more than once:
YearGirth@1.3 mMeasurementGirth growth rate
200912.88 mRedwoodMike-
201413.60 mRainer Lippert14 cm/year

The growth rate shown in the table shows the yearly average increase in girth since the last measurement. This value only gives an indication of the growth rate, since every measurement could be done at slightly different heights and during different periods of the year.

Height

The height was measured more than once:
YearHeightMeasurementMeasurement method
2009-0636.00 m RedwoodMikeLaser with Sine method (e.g. Nikon Forestry 550 laser rangefinder)
2014-0337.00 mRainer LippertLaser with Sine method (e.g. Nikon Forestry 550 laser rangefinder)

Each measurement can be done with varying accuracy.This tree was planted in 1867, which makes it exactly 147 years old (RedwoodMike, Jul 16, 2012).

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Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) "8694"

Hofstett, picture by RedwoodMike, 2012-07-17

Hofstett, picture by Rainer Lippert, 2014-03-27

Hofstett, picture by Rainer Lippert, 2014-03-27

Hofstett, picture by Rainer Lippert, 2014-03-27

Hofstett, picture by Rainer Lippert, 2014-03-27

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