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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 mTopkapi palace, Istanbul, Turkey Wim Brinkerink2014
2Juniperus excelsa (Greek juniper)~9.10 mShahrestanak, Shahrestanak, Iran farhad2013
3Cedrus libani (Lebanon cedar)7.22 mBallik cedar, Ballik Village, Altinyayla (Dirmil), Turkey Musa GENC1998
4Olea europaea (Olive tree)>4 mGethsemane, Jerusalem, Israel Tim B2011
5Acer pseudoplatanus (Sycamore maple)3.94 mHaghia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey Wim Brinkerink2014
6Taxus baccata (Yew)3.26 mTopkapi palace, Istanbul, Turkey Wim Brinkerink2014
7Morus alba (White mulberry)3.16 mCumhuriyet Myd, Antalya, Turkey Wim Brinkerink2014
8Pinus brutia (Turkish pine)2.82 mMersin Antalya Yolu (D400), Aksu, Turkey Wim Brinkerink2014
9Cupressus sempervirens (Mediterranean cypress)2.79 mTopkapi palace, Istanbul, Turkey Wim Brinkerink2014
10Betula pendula (Silver birch)~2 mIncedere village, Posof, Turkey Turgut682001
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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
1Platanus orientalis (Oriental plane)1015 ± 10 ySubatan Plateau, Salihli esrikgemi2011
2Cedrus libani (Lebanon cedar)627 ± 5 yGarip Village, EgirdirMusa GENC2015
3Ficus macrophylla (Moreton Bay fig)55 ± 10 yKibbutz Ein Gedi, Ein Gedi Tim B2012
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