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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
3Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)12.25 mFemeiche, Erle, Raesfeld, North Rhine-Westphalia Rainer Lippert2011
4Platanus × hispanica (London plane)10.10 mVerwilderten Park von Schloss Büdesheim, Büdesheim, Hesse Rainer Lippert2014
5Tilia cordata (Small-leaved lime)9.76 mZwölf-Apostel-Linde, Klosters Gehrden, Gehrden, North Rhine-Westphalia Rainer Lippert2008
6Ulmus laevis (European white elm)9.50 mChurch, Gülitz, Brandenburg Jeroen Philippona2002
7Acer pseudoplatanus (Sycamore maple)~9 mWamberg, Wamberg, Bavaria MoritzNagel2001
8Populus nigra (Black poplar)8.90 mNördlich des Ortseingangs aus Bernau kommend am Feldrand., Börnicke, Brandenburg Andreas Gomolka2010
9Populus × canadensis (Canadian poplar)8.86 mDeich des Rheins, Büderich, North Rhine-Westphalia A. Kaminski & R. Weimer2012
10Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut)~8.50 m" Bennhauser Strasse ", Dannenfels, Rhineland-Palatinate Sisley2009
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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 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)1255 yTanzlinde Schenklengsfeld, Marktplatz, Schenklengsfeld Jeroen Philippona2012
2Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)915 ± 200 yFemeiche, Erle, Raesfeld Jeroen Philippona2011
3Taxus baccata (Yew)915 ± 500 yAlte Eibe, Bürgersteig, Xanten Rainer Lippert2012
4Tilia cordata (Small-leaved lime)815 ± 300 yGerichtslinde, Auf dem Burgberg, Castell Rainer Lippert2012
5Tilia × europaea (Common lime)594 ySchlosslinde, Schlosses, Augustusburg Rainer Lippert2012
6Carpinus betulus (Common hornbeam)455 ± 20 yDorfkirche, Rheinberg-Orsoy Aedificius2015
7Ulmus laevis (European white elm)415 ± 100 yChurch, Gülitz Jeroen Philippona2011
8Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut)403 ± 70 y" Bennhauser Strasse ", Dannenfels Sisley2012
9Picea abies (Norway spruce)385 ± 30 yKirnitzschtal, Hinterhermsdorf KoutaR2012
10Platanus × hispanica (London plane)355 ± 50 yAlfred-Kowalke-Straße, LichtenbergVolker2012
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