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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
1Dracaena draco (Canary Islands dragon tree)17.00 mEl Drago Millenario, San Marcos church, Spain Nardo Kaandorp2009
2Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)16.05 mEl Rey (The King), Palacio Real de la Granja (Plaza España), Spain grevillei2013
3Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved lime)15.27 mHeeder Linde, Park, Germany Leo Goudzwaard2013
4Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)~15.10 mKvilleken, Kvilleken, Sweden Maarten Windemuller2014
5Platanus orientalis (Oriental plane)>15.00 mPlataniotissa, Ortes, Greece Christopher2014
6Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut)14.80 mCastiñeiro de Pexeirós, Prado, Spain Gaspar Bernárdez Villegas 772012
7Quercus petraea (Sessile oak)14.02 mA private garden in Oak Lane, Marton, United KingdomAncient Tree Hunt2009
8Tilia cordata (Small-leaved lime)13.35 mTassilolinde, Wessobrunn monastery, Germany Jeroen Pater1999
9Eucalyptus globulus (Tasmanian blue gum)13.00 mEucaliptón de viérnoles, Al lado del reformatorio, Spaingrevillei2013
10Olea europaea (Olive tree)12.70 mVillastrada, Villastrada, Italy silvio19532014
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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)72.00 mKarri Knight, Valle de Canas, PortugalDean Nicolle2010
2Eucalyptus globulus (Tasmanian blue gum)68.00 mRío Landro, Viveiro, SpainDean Nicolle2010
3Pseudotsuga menziesii (Coast Douglas-fir)66.44 mRetenue d'eau non loin du barrage de Chartrain, Renaison, France Laurent Pierron & Jérémie Thomas2014
4Eucalyptus viminalis (Manna gum)65.00 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)64.00 mBank of the River Findhorn, Forres, United Kingdom TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson2013
8Picea abies (Norway spruce)62.26 mSgermova smreka (Sgerm Spruce), Sgermova Kmetija, Slovenia Michael Spraggon2012
9Pinus canariensis (Canary Island pine)57.00 mPino de las Dos Pernadas, Ctra General 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
1Picea abies (Norway spruce)9014 yOld Tjikko, Fulufjället, Sweden Rayn2014
2Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut)2614 ± 300 yLu Castagnu di li Centu Cavaddi, Via Castagno Cento Cavalli, Italy Tiziano Rootman Fratus2012
3Olea europaea (Olive tree)2514 ± 500 yVillastrada, Villastrada, Italy silvio19532014
4Taxus baccata (Yew)2264 ± 300 yAnkerwycke Yew, Hythe End Road, United Kingdom Tim B2011
5Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)1664 yThe Granit oak, Bulgarian, Bulgaria rumpala2013
6Pinus heldreichii (Bosnian pine)1314 ± 200 yBaikushev, Banderitsa refuge, Bulgaria Conifers2012
7Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved lime)1264 yTanzlinde Schenklengsfeld, Marktplatz, Germany Wim Brinkerink2013
8Platanus orientalis (Oriental plane)1214 ± 300 yPlataniotissa, Ortes, Greece Christopher2014
9Pinus nigra (Black pine)1034 yVier-Brüder-Baum, Vöstenhof, Austria Tim2012
10Quercus faginea (Portuguese oak)1014 ± 100 yDel Monte de Villalba Baja, Villalba Baja, Spain jadvi2014
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