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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, Beek, Gelderland Wim Brinkerink2014
2Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)8.30 mEstate Voorstonden, Voorstonden, Gelderland Jeroen Philippona2014
3Fagus sylvatica (European beech)8.18 mMeipoortwal, Doesburg, Gelderland Maarten Windemuller, Leo Goudzwaard & Jeroen Philippona2013
4Populus × canadensis (Canadian poplar)7.90 mLandgoed Bingerden, Angerlo, Gelderland Jeroen Philippona2013
5Tilia × europaea (Common lime)7.84 mGrotestraat, Sambeek, North Brabant Wim Brinkerink2012
6Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)7.75 mDikke Boom, Huis Verwolde, Laren, Gelderland Jeroen Philippona2014
7Platanus × hispanica (London plane)7.54 mHemmen, Hemmen, Gelderland Leo Goudzwaard2010
8Platanus orientalis (Oriental plane)7.43 mWitte kerkje van Elden, Elden, Gelderland Jeroen Philippona2013
9Salix alba (White willow)7.40 mMoffendijk, Nederhemert, Gelderland stevencazemier2014
10Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip tree)6.95 mHuis Hoekendaal, Warnsveld, Gelderland Leo Goudzwaard, Marije Lageschaar, Jeroen Philippona & Maart2013
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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)50.40 mRoyal estate Het Loo, Apeldoorn, Gelderland Jeroen Philippona2014
2Abies grandis (Grand fir)43.60 mWaterberg, Arnhem, Gelderland Leo Goudzwaard2014
3Fagus sylvatica (European beech)43.20 mHof te Dieren, Dieren, Gelderland L. Goudzwaard & J. Philippona2011
4Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)43.00 mSpelderholt, Beekbergen, Gelderland Jeroen Philippona2014
5Picea abies (Norway spruce)42.40 mRoyal estate Het Loo, Apeldoorn, GelderlandJeroen Philippona2014
6Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)41.80 mHof te Dieren, Dieren, Gelderland L. Goudzwaard & J. Philippona2011
7Populus × canadensis (Canadian poplar)41.70 mLandgoed Mariënwaerdt, Beesd, GelderlandJeroen Philippona2011
8Populus × canescens (Grey poplar)41.20 mSavelsbos, Sint Geertruid, Limburg Leo Goudzwaard2013
9Larix decidua (European larch)40.00 mPark Sonsbeek - Zijpendaal - Gulden Bodem, Arnhem, Gelderland Leo Goudzwaard2011
10Quercus rubra (Northern red oak)40.00 mPark Sonsbeek - Zijpendaal - Gulden Bodem, Arnhem, GelderlandJeroen 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)465 ± 10 yKroezeboom, Fleringer es, Fleringen, Overijssel Leo Goudzwaard2011
2Tilia × europaea (Common lime)415 ± 20 yGrotestraat, Sambeek, North Brabant Leo Goudzwaard2015
3Laburnum anagyroides (Common laburnum)414 ± 5 yHortus Botanicus, Leiden, South Holland Wim Brinkerink2014
4Pyrus communis (European pear)368 yHeilige Geesthofje, Paviljoensgracht 125, Den Haag, South Holland Wim Brinkerink2013
5Fagus sylvatica (European beech)365 yTuin Zakkendrager, Utrecht, UtrechtSchotanus290672014
6Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved lime)365 ± 10 yBerg, Nuenen, North Brabant Leo Goudzwaard2011
7Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut)365 ± 50 yKabouterboom, Kastanjedal, Beek, Gelderland Jeroen Philippona2011
8Platanus × hispanica (London plane)344 yHuize Landfort, Megchelen, Gelderland Jeroen Philippona2013
9Robinia pseudoacacia (Black locust)337 ± 10 yKasteel Doorwerth, Doorwerth, Gelderland Leo Goudzwaard2011
10Morus nigra (Black mulberry)315 ± 50 yKasteel Heeze, Heeze, North Brabant Han van Meegeren2011
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