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The thickest, tallest, and oldest trees in Germany

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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, Germany Leo Goudzwaard2013
2Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)13.60 mHofstett, Neuweiler, Germany Rainer Lippert2014
3Tilia cordata (Small-leaved lime)13.35 mTassilolinde, Wessobrunn monastery, Germany Jeroen Pater1999
4Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)11.97 mKattholzeiche, Am Wegrand bei Gut Perdöl, Germany Götz Heeschen2010
5Platanus × hispanica (London plane)9.86 mVerwilderten Park von Schloss Büdesheim, Büdesheim, Germany Rainer Lippert2014
6Ulmus laevis (European white elm)9.50 mChurch, Gülitz, Germany Jeroen Philippona2002
7Acer pseudoplatanus (Sycamore maple)~9.00 mWamberg, Wamberg, Germany MoritzNagel2001
8Populus nigra (Black poplar)8.90 mNördlich des Ortseingangs aus Bernau kommend am Feldrand., Börnicke, Germany Andreas Gomolka2010
9Populus × canadensis (Canadian poplar)8.86 mDeich des Rheins, Büderich, Germany A. Kaminski & R. Weimer2012
10Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut)~8.50 m" Bennhauser Strasse ", Dannenfels, Germany Sisley2009


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, Germany Karlheinz & Rainer Lippert2014
2Picea abies (Norway spruce)59.30 mKirnitzschtal, Hinterhermsdorf, Germany Karlheinz2014
3Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)55.80 mOberbrüden, Auenwald, Germany Karlheinz2014
4Larix decidua (European larch)53.80 mRichthof, Schlitz, Germany Karlheinz & Rainer Lippert2014
5Abies alba (European silver fir)53.80 mGroße Waldhaustanne, Hans-Watzlik-Hain, Germany Rainer Lippert2013
6Fagus sylvatica (European beech)49.20 mBurg Ronneburg, Gründau, Germany Karlheinz & Rainer Lippert2014
7Fraxinus excelsior (Common ash)48.00 mKelheim, Weltensburg, Germany KoutaR2011
8Abies grandis (Grand fir)47.50 mIm Fürstenlager, Auerbach, Germany Rainer Lippert2013
9Populus alba (White poplar)45.40 mBodensee, Insel Mainau, Germany KoutaR2011
10Quercus petraea (Sessile oak)44.60 mKelheim, Weltensburg, GermanyKoutaR2011


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)1264 yTanzlinde Schenklengsfeld, Marktplatz, Germany Wim Brinkerink2013
2Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)914 ± 200 yFemeiche, Erle, Germany Jeroen Philippona2011
3Taxus baccata (Yew)914 ± 500 yAlte Eibe, Bürgersteig, Germany Rainer Lippert2012
4Tilia cordata (Small-leaved lime)814 ± 300 yGerichtslinde, Auf dem Burgberg, Germany Rainer Lippert2012
5Tilia × europaea (Common lime)593 ySchlosslinde, Schlosses, Germany Rainer Lippert2012
6Ulmus laevis (European white elm)514 ± 30 yGrüne Straße, Holte, Germany williBremen2014
7Abies alba (European silver fir)514 ± 100 yGroße Waldhaustanne, Hans-Watzlik-Hain, Germany Rainer Lippert2013
8Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip tree)441 ± 50 yIm Park des Flecken Harpstedt, Harpstedt, Germanyudofo2013
9Carpinus betulus (Common hornbeam)414 ± 100 yKorpusbuche, Stadtwald Mühlhausen, Germany Rainer Lippert2013
10Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut)402 ± 70 y" Bennhauser Strasse ", Dannenfels, Germany Sisley2012
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