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Giant sequoia along the Daalhuizerweg in Velp

There is one giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) along the Daalhuizerweg in Velp (municipality of Rheden).

Girth growth rate

The girth was measured more than once:
YearGirth@1.3 mMeasurementGirth growth rate
19935.60 m?-
20055.80 mJeroen Philippona2 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
1993~25 m ?Measurement method unknown
2005~30 mJeroen PhilipponaMeasurement method unknown
2010-10-1430 mJeroen PhilipponaLaser with Sine method (e.g. Nikon Forestry 550 laser rangefinder)

Each measurement can be done with varying accuracy.This tree was planted around the year 1885 ± 10, which makes it around 130 ± 10 years old (?, Oct 1, 2011).

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Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) "192"

Daalhuizerweg, picture by Jeroen Philippona, 2008-02-17

Daalhuizerweg, picture by Jeroen Philippona

Daalhuizerweg, picture by Tim B, 2007-03-11

Daalhuizerweg, picture by Tim B, 2007-03-11

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