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The thickest, tallest, and oldest trees in the Middle East

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Girth

In this table of girth records in the Middle East 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
1Platanus orientalis (Oriental plane)>10.00 mTopkapi palace, Istanbul, Turkey Wim Brinkerink2014
2Juniperus excelsa (Greek juniper)~9.10 mShahrestanak, Shahrestanak, Iran farhad2013
3Olea europaea (Olive tree)>4.00 mGethsemane, Jerusalem, Israel Tim B2011
4Acer pseudoplatanus (Sycamore maple)3.94 mHaghia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey Wim Brinkerink2014
5Taxus baccata (Yew)3.26 mTopkapi palace, Istanbul, Turkey Wim Brinkerink2014
6Morus alba (White mulberry)3.16 mCumhuriyet Myd, Antalya, Turkey Wim Brinkerink2014
7Pinus brutia (Turkish pine)2.82 mMersin Antalya Yolu (D400), Aksu, Turkey Wim Brinkerink2014
8Cupressus sempervirens (Mediterranean cypress)2.79 mTopkapi palace, Istanbul, Turkey Wim Brinkerink2014
9Betula pendula (Silver birch)~2.00 mIncedere village, Posof, Turkey Turgut682001
10Pinus pinea (Stone pine)1.93 mPlein nabij Yidi Minare, Antalya, Turkey Wim Brinkerink2014
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Height

In this table of height records in the Middle East 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
1Platanus orientalis (Oriental plane)20.60 mTopkapi palace, Istanbul, Turkey Wim Brinkerink2014
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Age

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

NrTree speciesAgeLocationMeasurementYear
1Juniperus excelsa (Greek juniper)2814 ± 50 yShahrestanak, Shahrestanak, Iran farhad2014
2Cedrus libani (Lebanon cedar)2064 ± 20 yCiglikara, Elmali, Turkeykhcbaser2014
3Platanus orientalis (Oriental plane)1014 ± 10 ySubatan Plateau, Salihli, Turkey esrikgemi2011
4Olea europaea (Olive tree)642 yThe Fluted (Yivli) Minaret Mosque, Antalya, Turkey Wim Brinkerink2014
5Ficus macrophylla (Moreton Bay fig)54 ± 10 yKibbutz Ein Gedi, Ein Gedi, Israel Tim B2012
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