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The thickest, tallest, and oldest trees in Switzerland

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Girth

In this table of girth records in Switzerland 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
1Larix decidua (European larch)11.20 mCheese farm, Prairion, Switzerland Christine en Peter2012
2Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved lime)10.81 mLinner Linde, L'est du village, Switzerland Sisley2010
3Tilia cordata (Small-leaved lime)10.44 mÉglise, Marchissy centre, Switzerland Vincent Mauritz2013
4Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)8.70 mChêne des Bosses, Route le Banbois, Switzerland Jeroen Philippona2007
5Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)6.92 mFriedbergstrasse, Luzern, Switzerland smal652013
6Platanus × hispanica (London plane)6.53 mLagio di magiore, Locarno, Switzerland smal652013
7Juglans × intermedia (Hybrid walnut)6.48 mÉglise de Meinier, Meinier, Switzerland Tristan2014
8Paulownia tomentosa (Empress tree)4.92 mBasilique Notre-Dame de Genève, Genève, Switzerland Tristan2013
9Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgo)4.60 mLangs de Via Antoni Ciseri, Locarno, Switzerland smal652013
10Pinus cembra (Swiss pine)~3.50 mAletschwald, Riederalp, Switzerland Conifers2009
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Height

In this table of height records in Switzerland 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
1Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)38.00 mEhemaligen Schloss Weinburg, Thal, Switzerland Rainer Lippert2012
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Age

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

NrTree speciesAgeLocationMeasurementYear
1Larix decidua (European larch)814 ± 50 yCheese farm, Prairion, Switzerland Christine en Peter2012
2Tilia cordata (Small-leaved lime)634 ± 20 yÉglise, Marchissy centre, Switzerland Vincent Mauritz2013
3Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved lime)484 ± 10 yÉglise, Fiez centre, Switzerland Vincent Mauritz2013
4Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)414 ± 30 yChêne des Bosses, Route le Banbois, Switzerland Jeroen Philippona2011
5Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)156 yEhemaligen Schloss Weinburg, Thal, Switzerland Rainer Lippert2012
6Juglans × intermedia (Hybrid walnut)151 yÉglise de Meinier, Meinier, Switzerland Tristan2014
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