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The thickest, tallest, and oldest trees in France

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Girth

In this table of girth records in France 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
1Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)13.10 mPrivate garden, Châlus, Haute-Vienne moel2011
2Tilia cordata (Small-leaved lime)12.65 mLe tilleul de Grange Sauvaget, Granges Sauvaget, Ivory, Jura Jeroen Pater2002
3Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)12.60 mTronjoly, Bulat-Pestivien, Côtes-d'Armor Jeroen Philippona1998
4Taxus baccata (Yew)12.44 m?glise Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité, Le Ménil-Ciboult, Orne WiPe2012
5Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut)12.40 mCol de Bavella- 600m, Zonza, Corse-du-Sud Yannick2011
6Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip tree)~12.30 mLe Baraille, Albine, Tarn Frankjan2010
7Platanus orientalis (Oriental plane)11.89 mChâteau Le Kinnor, Fervaques, Calvados Han van Meegeren2012
8Populus nigra (Black poplar)~9.68 mHerbasse, Charmes-sur-l'Herbasse, Drôme Bess2012
9Sequoia sempervirens (Coast redwood)9.29 mParc de l'Intermittente, Vals-les-Bains, Ardèche mairie072014
10Cedrus atlantica (Atlas cedar)~9 mChâteau Montaugé, Saint-Leger-sous-Beuvray, Saône-et-Loire Jeroen Philippona2012
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Height

In this table of height records in France 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)66.60 mRetenue d'eau non loin du barrage de Chartrain, Renaison, Loire Karlheinz2015
2Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)56.30 mForêt domaniale de Ribeauvillé, Ribeauvillé, Haut-Rhin Karlheinz2015
3Sequoia sempervirens (Coast redwood)53.50 mParc de l'Intermittente, Vals-les-Bains, Ardèche mairie072014
4Abies grandis (Grand fir)51.80 mL'Estrapadette, L'estrapadette, Lozèreplog2013
5Quercus petraea (Sessile oak)48.40 mForêt de Bercé, Jupilles, Sarthe Jeroen Philippona2012
6Fagus sylvatica (European beech)45.20 mForêt du 'Honigwald', Sarreinsming, MoselleSisley2012
7Platanus × hispanica (London plane)45.20 mParc de l'Orangerie, Strasbourg, Bas-RhinSisley2013
8Abies alba (European silver fir)44.80 mNord du château de Falkenstein, Liesbach, Moselle Sisley2013
9Populus trichocarpa (Black cottonwood)43.40 mBois des Euillards, Varennes-sur-Amance, Haute-MarneJeroen Philippona2014
10Thuja plicata (Western redcedar)42.60 m'Brudershaus', Ammerschwihr, Haut-RhinSisley2013
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Age

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

NrTree speciesAgeLocationMeasurementYear
1Olea europaea (Olive tree)2065 ± 50 yRoundabout of Gassin-La Foux, GassinGilGalad2012
2Taxus baccata (Yew)1115 ± 300 yRue de l'If, Vigeois Wim Brinkerink2012
3Juniperus thurifera (Spanish juniper)1015 ySaint-Crépin, Saint-Crépin Han van Meegeren2011
4Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)715 yLou bielh cassou, Church, Saint-Vincent-de-Paul Han van Meegeren2011
5Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved lime)702 ± 30 yJardin Public, Bergheim Marc Meyer2012
6Crataegus monogyna (Common hawthorn)655 ± 10 yCemetery of Bouquetot, Bouquetot WiPe2011
7Buxus sempervirens (Box)562 ± 50 yPlace Pierre Corneille, Maucomble Han van Meegeren2012
8Tilia cordata (Small-leaved lime)538 yLe tilleul de Grange Sauvaget, Granges Sauvaget, Ivory Han van Meegeren2013
9Celtis australis (European nettle tree)465 yPlace de l'Église, Fox-Amphoux Wim Brinkerink2012
10Platanus orientalis (Oriental plane)459 ± 10 yArbre de Diane, Diane Parque, Les Clayes-sous-Bois Tim B2011
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