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The thickest, tallest, and oldest trees in Asia

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Girth

In this table of girth records in Asia 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
1Cryptomeria japonica (Sugi)16.20 mJōmon Sugi, Mt Takatsuka, Yakushima, Japan Wikipedia2012
2Cedrus deodara (Deodar cedar)~14.50 mTolma, Tolma, India Sisley2011
3Prunus cerasus (Sour cherry)~11.80 mYamataka Jindai Sakura, Tempels Jisso-ji, Hokuto, Japan Christopher2014
4Platanus orientalis (Oriental plane)11.30 mTelavi, Telavi, Georgia P.V. Vassilyev?
5Juniperus excelsa (Greek juniper)~9.10 mShahrestanak, Shahrestanak, Iran farhad2013
6Thujopsis dolabrata (Asunaro tree)7.30 m十二本ヤス Junihon Yasu "Twelve intrinsically safe tree", Kanagi machi, Goshogawara, Japan Kanie?
7Quercus miyagii (Q. miyagii)7.08 mOkinawa UraJirogashi, Halfway up the Ibu mountain, Kunigami village, Japan Kanie2011
8Ceiba pentandra (Kapok)6.20 mBotanic Gardens, Singapore, Singapore survey2002
9Cupressus cashmeriana (Bhutan cypress)>6 mTrongsa Dzong, Trongsa, Bhutan Nardo Kaandorp2011
10Eucalyptus globulus (Tasmanian blue gum)>6 mNagarkot, Nagarkot, Nepal Wim Brinkerink2008
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Height

In this table of height records in Asia 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
1Abies nordmanniana (Nordmann fir)50.20 mBorjomi Strict Nature Reserve, Likani, Georgia KoutaR2014
2Fraxinus excelsior (Common ash)43.60 mLagodekhi Protected Areas, Lagodekhi, Georgia KoutaR2014
3Fagus orientalis (Oriental beech)42 mMtirala National Park, Chakvistavi, GeorgiaKoutaR2014
4Tilia dasystyla (Caucasian lime)40 mLagodekhi Protected Areas, Lagodekhi, GeorgiaKoutaR2014
5Populus nigra (Black poplar)39.70 mLagodekhi Protected Areas, Lagodekhi, Georgia KoutaR2014
6Acer velutinum (Velvet maple)39.70 mLagodekhi Protected Areas, Lagodekhi, Georgia KoutaR2014
7Alnus glutinosa (Black alder)39 mLagodekhi Protected Areas, Lagodekhi, Georgia KoutaR2014
8Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut)34 mLagodekhi Protected Areas, Lagodekhi, Georgia KoutaR2014
9Carpinus betulus (Common hornbeam)32.80 mLagodekhi Protected Areas, Lagodekhi, GeorgiaKoutaR2014
10Pinus brutia (Turkish pine)29.60 mNational Botanical Garden of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia KoutaR2014
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Age

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

NrTree speciesAgeLocationMeasurementYear
1Cryptomeria japonica (Sugi)3015 ± 1000 yJōmon Sugi, Mt Takatsuka, Yakushima Conifers2012
2Fagraea fragrans (Tembusu)156 yBotanic Gardens, Singapore Tiziano Rootman Fratus2011
3Samanea saman (Rain tree)131 ± 5 yTaiping Lake Gardens, TaipingFrancis Chung2012
4Pterocarpus indicus (Pashu padauk)115 ± 10 yUpper Museum Road (Jalan Museum Hulu), TaipingFrancis Chung2012
5Ceiba pentandra (Kapok)103 ± 10 yBotanic Gardens, Singapore Tiziano Rootman Fratus2011
6Ficus macrophylla (Moreton Bay fig)55 ± 10 yKibbutz Ein Gedi, Ein Gedi Tim B2012
7Metasequoia glyptostroboides (Dawn redwood)47 yKosugidani, Yakushima Jenny2012
8Tabebuia rosea (Pink poui)23 ± 3 yTaman USJ4, Subang Jaya Francis Chung2012
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