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Girth

In this table of girth records worldwide only girth measurements made at a height between 1.30 m and 1.50 m are listed. Trees with multiple trunks are excluded.
Of course this inventory contains only tree records as far as they are registered on this site.

How to measure the girth of a tree?

NrTree speciesGirthLocationMeasurementYear
1Taxodium mucronatum (Montezuma cypress)>30 mÁrbol del Tule, Church of Santa María de la Asunción, Santa María del Tule, Mexico Robert Van Pelt2005
2Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)27.80 mGeneral Grant, Grant's Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, United States "Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast"?
3Adansonia digitata (Baobab)26.18 mLe Baobab Sacré, Fadial, Fadial, Senegal Henk Eshuis2013
4Sequoia sempervirens (Coast redwood)24.69 mThe Lost Monarch, Redwood National Park, Crescent City, United States John D Harvey2014
5Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut)>20 mPrivate property north of Castagno dei cento cavalli along S, Taverna, Italy Laszlo Baranyai2010
6Thuja plicata (Western redcedar)18.80 mKalaloch Redcedar, Olympic National Park, Kalaloch, United States "Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast"?
7Agathis australis (New Zealand kauri)~18 mTe Matua Ngahere, Waipoua Forest, Wekaweka, New Zealand grevillei2013
8Dracaena draco (Canary Islands dragon tree)17 mEl Drago Millenario, San Marcos church, Icod de los Vinos, Spain Nardo Kaandorp2009
9Picea sitchensis (Sitka spruce)16.90 mQuinault Lake Spruce, Lake Quinault Resort, Lake Quinault, United States "Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast"?
10Cryptomeria japonica (Sugi)16.20 mJōmon Sugi, Mt Takatsuka, Yakushima, Japan Wikipedia2012
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Height

In this table of height records worldwide only height measurements made by laser (like eg. the Nikon 550 Forestry) or tape drop are listed.
Of course this inventory contains only tree records as far as they are registered on this site.

How to measure the height of a tree?

NrTree speciesHeightLocationMeasurementYear
1Sequoia sempervirens (Coast redwood)115.72 mHyperion, Redwood National Park, Redwood National Park, United StatesSteve Sillett2012
2Pseudotsuga menziesii (Coast Douglas-fir)99.76 mDoerner Fir, Brummit Creek, Brummit Creek, United States Michael Taylor2010
3Eucalyptus regnans (Mountain ash)99.60 mCenturion, Forests near Tahune Airwalk, Tahune Airwalk, AustraliaBrett Mifsud2008
4Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)86.20 mGenesis, Balch Park, Mountain Home Demonstration Forest, United States Marc Meyer2013
5Picea sitchensis (Sitka spruce)84.20 mNewton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, United StatesMarc Meyer2013
6Eucalyptus diversicolor (Karri)72 mKarri Knight, Valle de Canas, Valle de Canas, PortugalDean Nicolle2010
7Pinus lambertiana (Sugar pine)70.40 mNorth Grove, Calaveras Big Trees State Park, United States Marc Meyer2013
8Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (Lawson's cypress)69.80 mElk Creek, Powers, United StatesRobert Van Pelt1998
9Eucalyptus globulus (Tasmanian blue gum)68 mRío Landro, Viveiro, SpainDean Nicolle2010
10Pinus ponderosa (Ponderosa pine)65.20 mNorth Grove, Calaveras Big Trees State Park, United States Marc Meyer2013
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Age

In this table of age estimates and measurements worldwide are shown. Of course this inventory contains only age records as far as they are registered on this site.

NrTree speciesAgeLocationMeasurementYear
1Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)3015 ± 500 yPresident, Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park Tim B2011
2Cryptomeria japonica (Sugi)3015 ± 600 ySugi no OhSugi, Ohtoyo, Nagaoka-gun Jenny2012
3Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut)2615 ± 300 yLu Castagnu di li Centu Cavaddi, Via Castagno Cento Cavalli, Sant'Alfio Tiziano Rootman Fratus2012
4Taxus baccata (Yew)2265 ± 300 yAnkerwycke Yew, Hythe End Road, Wraysbury Tim B2011
5Olea europaea (Olive tree)2065 ± 50 yRoundabout of Gassin-La Foux, GassinGilGalad2012
6Adansonia gregorii (Boab)1502 ± 10 yPrison Tree, Derby, Derby kafkavisser2013
7Taxodium mucronatum (Montezuma cypress)1415 ± 100 yÁrbol del Tule, Church of Santa María de la Asunción, Santa María del Tule Conifers2012
8Pinus heldreichii (Bosnian pine)1315 ± 200 yBaikushev, Banderitsa refuge, Bansko Conifers2012
9Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved lime)1255 yTanzlinde Schenklengsfeld, Marktplatz, Schenklengsfeld Jeroen Philippona2012
10Sequoia sempervirens (Coast redwood)1075 yEl Palo Alto Park, Palo Alto Tim B2011
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