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Giant sequoia at Schovenhorst Country Estate

This page contains specific information about giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) '262', which can be found at Schovenhorst Country Estate in Putten.

Girth growth rate

The girth was measured more than once:
YearGirth@1.3 mMeasurementGirth growth rate
2005>1 mRonald Gorter-
20154.24 mLeo Goudzwaard32 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.


The height was measured more than once:
YearHeightMeasurementMeasurement method
2005~20 m Ronald GorterMeasurement method unknown
2015-01-2134.80 mLeo GoudzwaardLaser with Sine method (e.g. Nikon Forestry 550 laser rangefinder)

Each measurement can be done with varying accuracy.This tree was planted in 1937, which makes it exactly 78 years old (Ronald Gorter, Oct 1, 2011).

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