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The thickest, tallest, and oldest trees in Europe


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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 mLa Reina, Palacio Real de la Granja (Plaza España), Spain grevillei2013
3Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut)15.34 mDe vales, Vila pouca de aguiar, Portugal rubensimoes2014
4Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved lime)15.27 mHeeder Linde, Park, Germany Leo Goudzwaard2013
5Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)~15.10 mKvilleken, Kvilleken, Sweden Maarten Windemuller2014
6Platanus orientalis (Oriental plane)>15.00 mPlataniotissa, Ortes, Greece Christopher2014
7Quercus petraea (Sessile oak)14.02 mMarton Oak, A private garden in Oak Lane, 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


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)67.00 mWaterloo Bridge by 300 metres, along the Fford Craiglan road, Betwys Y Coed, United Kingdom RedRob2014
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 mBenmore botanic garden, Benmore, United KingdomThe Tree Register (David Alderman)2014


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
2Olea europaea (Olive tree)3014 ± 500 yOlivastro millenario, Santo Baltolu di Carana, Italy Tiziano Rootman Fratus2014
3Taxus baccata (Yew)3014 ± 1000 yFortingall Yew, Churchyard, United Kingdom Jeroen Philippona2014
4Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut)2614 ± 300 yLu Castagnu di li Centu Cavaddi, Via Castagno Cento Cavalli, Italy Tiziano Rootman Fratus2012
5Cedrus libani (Lebanon cedar)2064 ± 20 yCiglikara, Elmali, Turkeykhcbaser2014
6Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)1664 yThe Granit oak, Bulgarian, Bulgaria rumpala2013
7Pinus heldreichii (Bosnian pine)1314 ± 200 yBaikushev, Banderitsa refuge, Bulgaria Conifers2012
8Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved lime)1264 yTanzlinde Schenklengsfeld, Marktplatz, Germany Wim Brinkerink2013
9Platanus orientalis (Oriental plane)1214 ± 300 yPlataniotissa, Ortes, Greece Christopher2014
10Pinus nigra (Black pine)1034 yVier-Brüder-Baum, Vöstenhof, Austria Tim2012
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