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The thickest, tallest, and oldest trees in Germany

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Girth

In this table of girth records in Germany 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
1Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved lime)15.27 mHeeder Linde, Park, Heede, Lower Saxony Leo Goudzwaard2013
2Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)13.60 mHofstett, Neuweiler, Baden-Württemberg Rainer Lippert2014
3Tilia cordata (Small-leaved lime)13.35 mTassilolinde, Wessobrunn monastery, Wessobrunn, Bavaria Jeroen Pater1999
4Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)11.97 mKattholzeiche, Am Wegrand bei Gut Perdöl, Belau, Schleswig-Holstein Götz Heeschen2010
5Platanus × hispanica (London plane)10.10 mVerwilderten Park von Schloss Büdesheim, Büdesheim, Hesse Rainer Lippert2014
6Ulmus laevis (European white elm)9.50 mChurch, Gülitz, Brandenburg Jeroen Philippona2002
7Fagus sylvatica (European beech)9.20 mSchäferbuche von Dobbin, Ortschaft Dobbin, an einem Feldweg, Dobbin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern derWaldfotograf2014
8Acer pseudoplatanus (Sycamore maple)~9.00 mWamberg, Wamberg, Bavaria MoritzNagel2001
9Populus nigra (Black poplar)8.90 mNördlich des Ortseingangs aus Bernau kommend am Feldrand., Börnicke, Brandenburg Andreas Gomolka2010
10Populus × canadensis (Canadian poplar)8.86 mDeich des Rheins, Büderich, North Rhine-Westphalia A. Kaminski & R. Weimer2012
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Height

In this table of height records in Germany 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)65.80 mWaldtraut vom Mühlwald, Günterstäler Stadtwald, Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg Karlheinz & Rainer Lippert2014
2Picea abies (Norway spruce)59.30 mKirnitzschtal, Hinterhermsdorf, Saxony Karlheinz2014
3Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)55.80 mOberbrüden, Auenwald, Baden-Württemberg Karlheinz2014
4Larix decidua (European larch)53.80 mRichthof, Schlitz, Hesse Karlheinz & Rainer Lippert2014
5Abies alba (European silver fir)53.80 mGroße Waldhaustanne, Hans-Watzlik-Hain, Bayerisch Eisenstein, Bavaria Rainer Lippert2013
6Fagus sylvatica (European beech)49.20 mBurg Ronneburg, Gründau, Hesse Karlheinz & Rainer Lippert2014
7Fraxinus excelsior (Common ash)48.00 mKelheim, Weltensburg, Bavaria KoutaR2011
8Abies grandis (Grand fir)47.50 mIm Fürstenlager, Auerbach, Hesse Rainer Lippert2013
9Populus alba (White poplar)45.40 mBodensee, Insel Mainau, Baden-Württemberg KoutaR2011
10Quercus petraea (Sessile oak)44.60 mKelheim, Weltensburg, BavariaKoutaR2011
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Age

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

NrTree speciesAgeLocationMeasurementYear
1Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved lime)1265 yTanzlinde Schenklengsfeld, Marktplatz, Schenklengsfeld, Hesse Wim Brinkerink2013
2Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)915 ± 200 yFemeiche, Erle, Raesfeld, North Rhine-Westphalia Jeroen Philippona2011
3Taxus baccata (Yew)915 ± 500 yAlte Eibe, Bürgersteig, Xanten, North Rhine-Westphalia Rainer Lippert2012
4Tilia cordata (Small-leaved lime)815 ± 300 yGerichtslinde, Auf dem Burgberg, Castell, Bavaria Rainer Lippert2012
5Tilia × europaea (Common lime)594 ySchlosslinde, Schlosses, Augustusburg, Saxony Rainer Lippert2012
6Abies alba (European silver fir)515 ± 100 yGroße Waldhaustanne, Hans-Watzlik-Hain, Bayerisch Eisenstein, Bavaria Rainer Lippert2013
7Ulmus laevis (European white elm)515 ± 50 yPredigtulme, Hof Grunden (vormals Winkelschulte) in Homer, Raesfeld, North Rhine-Westphalia Han van Meegeren2013
8Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip tree)442 ± 50 yIm Park des Flecken Harpstedt, Harpstedt, Lower Saxonyudofo2013
9Carpinus betulus (Common hornbeam)415 ± 100 yKorpusbuche, Stadtwald Mühlhausen, Mühlhausen, Thuringia Rainer Lippert2013
10Quercus petraea (Sessile oak)415 ± 100 yBüdinger Wald bei den Fürstengräbern, Büdingen, Hesse Rainer Lippert2014
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