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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, Belgium Jeroen Philippona2013
2Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)9.15 mEstate Rond Chêne, Esneux, Belgium BELTREES2011
3Taxodium distichum (Bald cypress)8.60 mCastle of Marchienne, Harveng, Belgium Jean-Pol Grandmont2007
4Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved lime)8.57 mKerk, Overpelt, Belgium Han van Meegeren2013
5Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut)8.45 mCastle Schouwbroek, Vinderhoute, Belgium BELTREES1989
6Platanus × hispanica (London plane)7.69 mRoosendael, Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium Jeroen Philippona2011
7Tilia × europaea (Common lime)7.63 mLa chapelle en face d'un manoir, Doyon, Belgium Sisley2012
8Cedrus libani (Lebanon cedar)7.25 mWarandestraat, Humbeek, Belgium Guy de Broqueville1988
9Platanus orientalis (Oriental plane)7.05 mPairi Daiza, Cambron-Casteau, Belgium Jean-Pol Grandmont2007
10Tilia cordata (Small-leaved lime)6.83 mKruispunt Overhemstraat en Paardskerkhofdtraat, Meldert, Belgium De werkgroep Meldertbos Natuurpunt?
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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, Belgium Marc Meyer2013
2Abies grandis (Grand fir)50.60 mArboretum Tervuren, Tervuren, Belgium Marc Meyer2012
3Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)47.00 mSonian Forest, Hoeilaart, Belgium Marc Meyer2012
4Tsuga heterophylla (Western hemlock)47.00 mArboretum Tervuren, Tervuren, BelgiumMarc Meyer2012
5Fagus sylvatica (European beech)45.65 mSonian Forest, Hoeilaart, Belgium Leo Goudzwaard2011
6Pinus ponderosa (Ponderosa pine)43.40 mArboretum Tervuren, Tervuren, BelgiumMarc Meyer2012
7Picea sitchensis (Sitka spruce)42.40 mSonian Forest, Hoeilaart, BelgiumMarc Meyer2012
8Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)41.60 mSchone Eik, Sonian Forest, Belgium Jeroen Philippona2011
9Platanus × hispanica (London plane)39.80 mCastle of Enghien, Enghien, BelgiumJeroen Philippona2010
10Abies procera (Noble fir)39.80 mArboretum Tervuren, Tervuren, Belgium Marc Meyer2011
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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)814 ± 150 yMijnterril, Klaverberg, Belgiummryckebu2011
2Taxus baccata (Yew)782 ± 100 yChâteau de Valduc, Hamme-Mille, BelgiumTim B2013
3Tilia × europaea (Common lime)514 ± 50 yPlace de Férage, Férage, Belgium Han van Meegeren2011
4Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut)414 ± 50 yCastle Schouwbroek, Vinderhoute, Belgium Tim B2011
5Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved lime)414 ± 100 yRue d'Emptinne, Maibelle, Belgium Jeroen Philippona2013
6Platanus × hispanica (London plane)314 yPrudens Van Duyseplein, Ghent, BelgiumTim B2011
7Platanus orientalis (Oriental plane)290 ± 10 yPairi Daiza, Cambron-Casteau, Belgium Tim B2011
8Fagus sylvatica (European beech)270 ySonian Forest, Hoeilaart, BelgiumTim B2011
9Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgo)248 ± 10 yCastle Dumon, Tournai, Belgium Tim B2011
10Fraxinus excelsior (Common ash)214 ± 5 yEen doodlopend straatje in het gehucht Hoesnaak op een graft, Hoesnaak, Belgium JanDecreton2014
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