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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)>30.00 mÁrbol del Tule, Church of Santa María de la Asunción, Mexico Robert Van Pelt2005
2Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)27.80 mGeneral Grant, Grant's Grove, United States "Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast"?
3Adansonia digitata (Baobab)26.18 mLe Baobab Sacré, Fadial, Senegal Henk Eshuis2013
4Sequoia sempervirens (Coast redwood)24.69 mLost Monarch, Grove of the Titans, Jed Smith State Park, United States John D Harvey2014
5Thuja plicata (Western redcedar)18.80 mKalaloch Redcedar, Olympic National Park, United States "Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast"?
6Agathis australis (New Zealand kauri)~18.00 mTe Matua Ngahere, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand grevillei2013
7Dracaena draco (Canary Islands dragon tree)17.00 mEl Drago Millenario, San Marcos church, Spain Nardo Kaandorp2009
8Picea sitchensis (Sitka spruce)16.90 mQuinault Lake Spruce, Lake Quinault Resort, United States "Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast"?
9Cryptomeria japonica (Sugi)16.20 mJōmon Sugi, Mt Takatsuka, Japan Wikipedia2012
10Ceiba pentandra (Kapok)15.38 mIwol, Iwol, Senegal Henk Eshuis2013
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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, United StatesSteve Sillett2012
2Pseudotsuga menziesii (Coast Douglas-fir)99.76 mDoerner Fir, Brummit Creek, United States Michael Taylor2010
3Eucalyptus regnans (Mountain ash)99.60 mCenturion, Forests near Tahune Airwalk, AustraliaBrett Mifsud2008
4Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)86.20 mGenesis, Balch Park, 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)72.00 mKarri Knight, 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)68.00 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
1Picea abies (Norway spruce)9014 yOld Tjikko, Fulufjället, Sweden Rayn2014
2Pinus longaeva (Bristlecone pine)4014 ± 1000 ySchulman Grove, Big Pine, United States Tiziano Rootman Fratus2013
3Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)3014 ± 500 yPresident, Giant Forest, United States Tim B2011
4Cryptomeria japonica (Sugi)3014 ± 600 ySugi no OhSugi, Ohtoyo, Japan Jenny2012
5Juniperus excelsa (Greek juniper)2814 ± 50 yShahrestanak, Shahrestanak, Iran farhad2014
6Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut)2614 ± 300 yLu Castagnu di li Centu Cavaddi, Via Castagno Cento Cavalli, Italy Tiziano Rootman Fratus2012
7Olea europaea (Olive tree)2514 ± 500 yVillastrada, Villastrada, Italy silvio19532014
8Taxus baccata (Yew)2264 ± 300 yAnkerwycke Yew, Hythe End Road, United Kingdom Tim B2011
9Prunus cerasus (Sour cherry)1864 ± 150 yYamataka Jindai Sakura, Tempels Jisso-ji, Japan Christopher2014
10Sequoia sempervirens (Coast redwood)1714 ± 200 yDrury Scenic Pkwy in Prarie Creek State Park, Orick, United States John D Harvey2014
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