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Girth

In this table of girth records in Europe 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
1Ficus macrophylla (Moreton Bay fig)18.90 mPlaza de la Legión Española, Valencia, Spain JUAN ALBERT PORCAR2015
2Dracaena draco (Canary Islands dragon tree)17 mEl Drago Millenario, San Marcos church, Icod de los Vinos, Spain Nardo Kaandorp2009
3Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved lime)15.27 mHeeder Linde, Park, Heede, Germany Leo Goudzwaard2013
4Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)~15.10 mKvilleken, Kvilleken, Norra Kvill, Sweden Maarten Windemuller2014
5Platanus orientalis (Oriental plane)>15 mPlataniotissa, Ortes, Plataniotissa, Greece Christopher2014
6Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)14.80 mLa Reina, Palacio Real de la Granja (Plaza España), San Ildefonso (La Granja), Spain ECTF2014
7Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut)14.80 mCastiñeiro de Pexeirós, Prado, Pexeiroos, Spain Gaspar Bernárdez Villegas 772012
8Quercus petraea (Sessile oak)14.02 mMarton Oak, A private garden in Oak Lane, Marton, United KingdomAncient Tree Hunt2009
9Eucalyptus globulus (Tasmanian blue gum)13 mEucaliptón de viérnoles, Al lado del reformatorio, Viérnoles, Spaingrevillei2013
10Tilia cordata (Small-leaved lime)12.81 mLambacherhof, Übelbach, Austria simi2014
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Height

In this table of height records in Europe 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
1Eucalyptus diversicolor (Karri)72 mKarri Knight, Valle de Canas, Valle de Canas, PortugalDean Nicolle2010
2Eucalyptus globulus (Tasmanian blue gum)68 mRío Landro, Viveiro, SpainDean Nicolle2010
3Pseudotsuga menziesii (Coast Douglas-fir)67 mWaterloo Bridge by 300 metres, along the Fford Craiglan road, Betwys Y Coed, United Kingdom RedRob2014
4Eucalyptus viminalis (Manna gum)65 mValle de Canas, Valle de Canas, PortugalDean Nicolle2010
5Eucalyptus regnans (Mountain ash)64.50 mPalace Hotel of Bussaco, Luso, Portugal Dean Nicolle2010
6Abies grandis (Grand fir)64.28 mArdkinglas Woodland Garden, Inveraray, United Kingdom Iain Campbell Duncan2010
7Picea sitchensis (Sitka spruce)64 mBank of the River Findhorn, Forres, United Kingdom TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson2013
8Picea abies (Norway spruce)62.26 mSgermova smreka (Sgerm Spruce), Sgermova Kmetija, Ribnica na Pohorju, Slovenia Michael Spraggon2012
9Pinus canariensis (Canary Island pine)57 mPino de las Dos Pernadas, Ctra General Vilaflor, Vilaflor, Spain KoutaR & TuomasR2013
10Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)56.40 mBig Trees Walk, Uig, Dunoon, United KingdomTheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson2014
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Age

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

NrTree speciesAgeLocationMeasurementYear
1Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut)2615 ± 300 yLu Castagnu di li Centu Cavaddi, Via Castagno Cento Cavalli, Sant'Alfio Tiziano Rootman Fratus2012
2Taxus baccata (Yew)2265 ± 300 yAnkerwycke Yew, Hythe End Road, Wraysbury Tim B2011
3Olea europaea (Olive tree)2065 ± 50 yRoundabout of Gassin-La Foux, GassinGilGalad2012
4Pinus heldreichii (Bosnian pine)1315 ± 200 yBaikushev, Banderitsa refuge, Bansko Conifers2012
5Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved lime)1255 yTanzlinde Schenklengsfeld, Marktplatz, Schenklengsfeld Jeroen Philippona2012
6Pinus nigra (Black pine)1035 yVier-Brüder-Baum, Vöstenhof, Bürg-Vöstenhof Tim2012
7Platanus orientalis (Oriental plane)1015 ± 10 ySubatan Plateau, Salihli esrikgemi2011
8Juniperus thurifera (Spanish juniper)1015 ySaint-Crépin, Saint-Crépin Han van Meegeren2011
9Quercus petraea (Sessile oak)1013 ± 10 yBig-Belly Oak, Savernake Forest, Marlborough Henk van Boeschoten2011
10Dracaena draco (Canary Islands dragon tree)915 ± 10 yEl Drago Millenario, San Marcos church, Icod de los Vinos Tim B2011
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