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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
1Tilia cordata (Small-leaved lime)12.65 mLe tilleul de Grange Sauvaget, Granges Sauvaget, France Jeroen Pater2002
2Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)12.60 mPrivate garden, Châlus, France Marc Meyer2010
3Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)12.60 mTronjoly, Bulat-Pestivien, France Jeroen Philippona1998
4Taxus baccata (Yew)12.44 mÉglise Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité, Le Ménil-Ciboult, France WiPe2012
5Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut)12.40 mCol de Bavella- 600m, Zonza, France Yannick2011
6Platanus orientalis (Oriental plane)11.89 mChâteau Le Kinnor, Fervaques, France Han van Meegeren2012
7Populus nigra (Black poplar)~9.68 mHerbasse, Charmes-sur-l'Herbasse, France Bess2012
8Cedrus atlantica (Atlas cedar)~9.00 mChâteau Montaugé, Saint-Leger-sous-Beuvray, France Jeroen Philippona2012
9Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved lime)~8.50 mTilleul de Paramelle, Ferme, France Julien?
10Platanus × hispanica (London plane)8.25 mÉcole maternelle, près de D50, Cénac, France Wim Brinkerink2012
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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)66.44 mRetenue d'eau non loin du barrage de Chartrain, Renaison, France Laurent Pierron & Jérémie Thomas2014
2Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)56.30 mForêt domaniale de Ribeauvillé, Ribeauvillé, France Karlheinz2014
3Abies grandis (Grand fir)51.80 mL'Estrapadette, L'estrapadette, Franceplog2013
4Quercus petraea (Sessile oak)48.40 mForêt de Bercé, Jupilles, France Jeroen Philippona2012
5Fagus sylvatica (European beech)45.20 mForêt du 'Honigwald', Sarreinsming, FranceSisley2012
6Platanus × hispanica (London plane)45.20 mParc de l'Orangerie, Strasbourg, FranceSisley2013
7Abies alba (European silver fir)44.80 mNord du château de Falkenstein, Liesbach, France Sisley2013
8Populus trichocarpa (Black cottonwood)43.40 mBois des Euillards, Varennes-sur-Amance, FranceJeroen Philippona2014
9Thuja plicata (Western redcedar)42.60 m'Brudershaus', Ammerschwihr, FranceSisley2013
10Populus nigra (Black poplar)42.00 mLot, Albas, France Jeroen Philippona2011
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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)2064 ± 50 yRoundabout of Gassin-La Foux, Gassin, FranceGilGalad2012
2Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut)1201 ± 300 yCamping 'Les châtaigniers', Pont-l'Abbé, FranceSisley2013
3Taxus baccata (Yew)1114 ± 300 yRue de l'If, Vigeois, France Wim Brinkerink2012
4Juniperus thurifera (Spanish juniper)1014 ySaint-Crépin, Saint-Crépin, France Han van Meegeren2011
5Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)864 ± 200 yChêne de Montravail, Jardin du maison Montravail, FranceJeroen Philippona2013
6Tilia cordata (Small-leaved lime)764 ± 50 y'le tilleul de la cathédrale de saint dié des Vosges, Cathédrale, France Bess2014
7Quercus petraea (Sessile oak)714 ± 200 yForêt de Compiègne, Saint-Jean-aux-Bois, FranceJeroen Philippona2013
8Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved lime)701 ± 30 yJardin Public, Bergheim, France Marc Meyer2012
9Crataegus monogyna (Common hawthorn)654 ± 10 yCemetery of Bouquetot, Bouquetot, France WiPe2011
10Buxus sempervirens (Box)561 ± 50 yPlace Pierre Corneille, Maucomble, France Han van Meegeren2012
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