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The thickest, tallest, and oldest trees in the Netherlands

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Girth

In this table of girth records in the Netherlands 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
1Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut)8.33 mKabouterboom, Kastanjedal, Netherlands Wim Brinkerink2014
2Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)8.20 mEstate Voorstonden, Voorstonden, Netherlands L. Goudzwaard & J. Philippona2011
3Populus × canadensis (Canadian poplar)7.90 mLandgoed Bingerden, Angerlo, Netherlands Jeroen Philippona2013
4Tilia × europaea (Common lime)7.84 mGrotestraat, Sambeek, Netherlands Wim Brinkerink2012
5Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)7.70 mDikke Boom, Huis Verwolde, Netherlands Jeroen Philippona2009
6Fagus sylvatica (European beech)7.58 mBergerstraat 6, Maastricht, Netherlands Leo Goudzwaard2009
7Platanus × hispanica (London plane)7.54 mHemmen, Hemmen, Netherlands Leo Goudzwaard2010
8Platanus orientalis (Oriental plane)7.43 mWitte kerkje van Elden, Elden, Netherlands Jeroen Philippona2013
9Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip tree)6.95 mHuis Hoekendaal, Warnsveld, Netherlands Leo Goudzwaard, Marije Lageschaar, Jeroen Philippona & Maart2013
10Taxodium distichum (Bald cypress)6.71 mCastle Neubourg, Gulpen, Netherlands Nardo Kaandorp2009
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Height

In this table of height records in the Netherlands 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)49.75 mRoyal estate Het Loo, Apeldoorn, Netherlands Leo Goudzwaard2011
2Fagus sylvatica (European beech)43.20 mHof te Dieren, Dieren, Netherlands L. Goudzwaard & J. Philippona2011
3Abies grandis (Grand fir)43.20 mWaterberg, Arnhem, Netherlands Leo Goudzwaard2013
4Picea abies (Norway spruce)42.00 mRoyal estate Het Loo, Apeldoorn, NetherlandsJeroen Philippona2011
5Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)41.80 mHof te Dieren, Dieren, Netherlands L. Goudzwaard & J. Philippona2011
6Populus × canadensis (Canadian poplar)41.70 mLandgoed Mariënwaerdt, Beesd, NetherlandsJeroen Philippona2011
7Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)41.50 mSpelderholt, Beekbergen, Netherlands Jeroen Philippona2011
8Populus × canescens (Grey poplar)41.20 mSavelsbos, Sint Geertruid, Netherlands Leo Goudzwaard2013
9Larix decidua (European larch)40.00 mPark Sonsbeek - Zijpendaal - Gulden Bodem, Arnhem, Netherlands Leo Goudzwaard2011
10Quercus rubra (Northern red oak)40.00 mPark Sonsbeek - Zijpendaal - Gulden Bodem, Arnhem, NetherlandsJeroen Philippona2014
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Age

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

NrTree speciesAgeLocationMeasurementYear
1Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)464 ± 10 yKroezeboom, Fleringer es, Netherlands Leo Goudzwaard2011
2Laburnum anagyroides (Golden rain)413 ± 5 yHortus Botanicus, Leiden, Netherlands Wim Brinkerink2014
3Pyrus communis (European pear)367 yHeilige Geesthofje, Paviljoensgracht 125, Den Haag, Netherlands Wim Brinkerink2013
4Tilia × europaea (Common lime)364 ± 10 yHaarweg 16, Overberg, Netherlands Wilma Verburg2011
5Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut)364 ± 50 yKabouterboom, Kastanjedal, Netherlands Jeroen Philippona2011
6Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved lime)364 ± 50 yLodewijkslinde, Castle Vorden, Netherlands Jeroen Philippona2012
7Fagus sylvatica (European beech)363 ± 20 yBurcht, Leiden, Netherlands Wim Brinkerink2014
8Platanus × hispanica (London plane)343 yHuize Landfort, Megchelen, Netherlands Jeroen Philippona2013
9Robinia pseudoacacia (Black locust)336 ± 10 yKasteel Doorwerth, Doorwerth, Netherlands Leo Goudzwaard2011
10Morus nigra (Black mulberry)314 ± 50 yKasteel Heeze, Heeze, Netherlands Han van Meegeren2011
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