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The thickest, tallest, and oldest trees in Belgium

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Girth

In this table of girth records in Belgium 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
1Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)10.10 mGros Chêne de Liernu, Place de Liernu, Liernu, Namur Jeroen Philippona2013
2Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)9.15 mEstate Rond Chêne, Esneux, Liège BELTREES2011
3Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved lime)8.66 mTilleul de Conjoux, Route de Ciney, Conjoux, Namur Wim Brinkerink2014
4Taxodium distichum (Bald cypress)8.60 mCastle of Marchienne, Harveng, Hainaut Jean-Pol Grandmont2007
5Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut)8.45 mCastle Schouwbroek, Vinderhoute, East Flanders BELTREES1989
6Cedrus libani (Lebanon cedar)8.10 mWarandestraat, Humbeek, Flemish Brabant Guy de Broqueville2010
7Platanus × hispanica (London plane)7.69 mRoosendael, Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Antwerp Jeroen Philippona2011
8Tilia × europaea (Common lime)7.63 mLa chapelle en face d'un manoir, Doyon, Namur Sisley2012
9Populus × canadensis (Canadian poplar)~7.55 mAelmeersstraat, Heusden, East Flanders BDW2014
10Platanus orientalis (Oriental plane)7.05 mPairi Daiza, Cambron-Casteau, Hainaut Jean-Pol Grandmont2007
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Height

In this table of height records in Belgium 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
1Pseudotsuga menziesii (Coast Douglas-fir)51.20 mArboretum Saint-Michel, Saint-Hubert, Luxembourg Marc Meyer2013
2Abies grandis (Grand fir)50.60 mArboretum Tervuren, Tervuren, Flemish Brabant Marc Meyer2012
3Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)47 mSonian Forest, Hoeilaart, Flemish Brabant Marc Meyer2012
4Tsuga heterophylla (Western hemlock)47 mArboretum Tervuren, Tervuren, Flemish BrabantMarc Meyer2012
5Fagus sylvatica (European beech)45.65 mSonian Forest, Hoeilaart, Flemish Brabant Leo Goudzwaard2011
6Pinus ponderosa (Ponderosa pine)43.40 mArboretum Tervuren, Tervuren, Flemish BrabantMarc Meyer2012
7Picea sitchensis (Sitka spruce)42.40 mSonian Forest, Hoeilaart, Flemish BrabantMarc Meyer2012
8Populus × canadensis (Canadian poplar)41.60 mEgenhoven bos, Heverlee, Flemish Brabant Marc Meyer2015
9Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)41.60 mSchone Eik, Sonian Forest, Hoeilaart, Flemish Brabant Jeroen Philippona2011
10Platanus × hispanica (London plane)39.80 mCastle of Enghien, Enghien, HainautJeroen Philippona2010
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Age

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

NrTree speciesAgeLocationMeasurementYear
1Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)815 ± 150 yMijnterril, Klaverbergmryckebu2011
2Taxus baccata (Yew)783 ± 100 yChâteau de Valduc, Hamme-Mille Tim B2013
3Tilia × europaea (Common lime)515 ± 50 yPlace de Férage, Férage Han van Meegeren2011
4Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved lime)415 ± 10 yTilleul de Conjoux, Route de Ciney, Conjoux Tim B2011
5Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut)415 ± 50 yCastle Schouwbroek, Vinderhoute Tim B2011
6Platanus × hispanica (London plane)315 yPrudens Van Duyseplein, Ghent Tim B2011
7Platanus orientalis (Oriental plane)291 ± 10 yPairi Daiza, Cambron-Casteau Tim B2011
8Fagus sylvatica (European beech)271 ySonian Forest, Hoeilaart Tim B2011
9Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgo)249 ± 10 yCastle Dumon, Tournai Tim B2011
10Alnus glutinosa (Black alder)215 ± 20 yNational Botanic Garden, MeiseLeo Goudzwaard2012
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