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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
5Thuja plicata (Western redcedar)18.80 mKalaloch Redcedar, Olympic National Park, Kalaloch, United States "Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast"?
6Agathis australis (New Zealand kauri)~18 mTe Matua Ngahere, Waipoua Forest, Wekaweka, New Zealand grevillei2013
7Dracaena draco (Canary Islands dragon tree)17.40 mEl Drago Millenario, San Marcos church, Icod de los Vinos, Spain Nardo Kaandorp2015
8Picea sitchensis (Sitka spruce)16.90 mQuinault Lake Spruce, Lake Quinault Resort, Lake Quinault, United States "Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast"?
9Cryptomeria japonica (Sugi)16.20 mJōmon Sugi, Mt Takatsuka, Yakushima, Japan Wikipedia2012
10Ceiba pentandra (Kapok)15.38 mIwol, Iwol, Senegal Henk Eshuis2013


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)95.80 mGiant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest, United StatesMichael Taylor2013
5Picea sitchensis (Sitka spruce)84.20 mNewton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, United StatesMarc Meyer2013
6Tsuga heterophylla (Western hemlock)83.34 mPrairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Orick, United StatesChris Atkins & Mario Vaden2014
7Pinus ponderosa (Ponderosa pine)81.90 mRogue River - Siskiyou National Forest, Medford, United StatesChris Atkins & Mario Vaden2011
8Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (Lawson's cypress)81.08 mThe park, Jedidiah Smith Redwoods State Park, United StatesSteve Sillett2009
9Eucalyptus diversicolor (Karri)72 mKarri Knight, Valle de Canas, Valle de Canas, PortugalDean Nicolle2010
10Pinus lambertiana (Sugar pine)70.40 mNorth Grove, Calaveras Big Trees State Park, United States Marc Meyer2013


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 ± 1000 yJōmon Sugi, Mt Takatsuka, Yakushima Conifers2012
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
8Sequoia sempervirens (Coast redwood)1387 ± 200 yThe Giant, Main trail of Henry Cowell Redwoods, Felton John D Harvey2015
9Pinus heldreichii (Bosnian pine)1315 ± 200 yBaikushev, Banderitsa refuge, Bansko Conifers2012
10Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved lime)1255 yTanzlinde Schenklengsfeld, Marktplatz, Schenklengsfeld Jeroen Philippona2012

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