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Girth

In this table of girth records in North America 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
1Taxodium mucronatum (Montezuma cypress)>30 mÁrbol del Tule, Church of Santa María de la Asunción, Santa María del Tule, Mexico Robert Van Pelt2005
2Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)27.80 mGeneral Grant, Grant's Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, United States "Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast"?
3Sequoia sempervirens (Coast redwood)24.69 mThe Lost Monarch, Redwood National Park, Crescent City, United States John D Harvey2014
4Thuja plicata (Western redcedar)18.80 mKalaloch Redcedar, Olympic National Park, Kalaloch, United States "Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast"?
5Picea sitchensis (Sitka spruce)16.90 mQuinault Lake Spruce, Lake Quinault Resort, Lake Quinault, United States "Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast"?
6Pseudotsuga menziesii (Coast Douglas-fir)13.30 mRed Creek Tree, San Juan River, Port Renfrew, Canada "Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast"1998
7Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (Lawson's cypress)11.46 mElk Creek, Powers, United StatesRobert Van Pelt1998
8Pinus longaeva (Bristlecone pine)11.40 mThe Patriarch, Patriarch Grove, Big Pine, United States "The Bristlecone Book"2013
9Cupressus macrocarpa (Monterey cypress)10.45 mChetco Valley Historical Society Museum, Brookings, Oregon, United States Marc Meyer2013
10Quercus agrifolia (Coast live oak)9.19 mThe Grand Oak, Highland Springs Resort, Cherry Valley, United States HighlandSpringsResort2014
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Height

In this table of height records in North America 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
1Sequoia sempervirens (Coast redwood)115.72 mHyperion, Redwood National Park, Redwood National Park, United StatesSteve Sillett2012
2Pseudotsuga menziesii (Coast Douglas-fir)99.76 mDoerner Fir, Brummit Creek, Brummit Creek, United States Michael Taylor2010
3Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)86.20 mGenesis, Balch Park, Mountain Home Demonstration Forest, United States Marc Meyer2013
4Picea sitchensis (Sitka spruce)84.20 mNewton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, United StatesMarc Meyer2013
5Pinus lambertiana (Sugar pine)70.40 mNorth Grove, Calaveras Big Trees State Park, United States Marc Meyer2013
6Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (Lawson's cypress)69.80 mElk Creek, Powers, United StatesRobert Van Pelt1998
7Pinus ponderosa (Ponderosa pine)65.20 mNorth Grove, Calaveras Big Trees State Park, United States Marc Meyer2013
8Thuja plicata (Western redcedar)53 mQuinault Lake Redcedar, Lake Quinault Resort, Lake Quinault, United States Robert Van Pelt1993
9Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip tree)42.67 mRams Horn Row, Ellicott City, United States John D Harvey2014
10Metasequoia glyptostroboides (Dawn redwood)39.65 mBiltmore Estate, Asheville, United StatesBrian Beduhn2012
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Age

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

NrTree speciesAgeLocationMeasurementYear
1Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)3015 ± 500 yPresident, Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park Tim B2011
2Taxodium mucronatum (Montezuma cypress)1415 ± 100 yÁrbol del Tule, Church of Santa María de la Asunción, Santa María del Tule Conifers2012
3Sequoia sempervirens (Coast redwood)1075 yEl Palo Alto Park, Palo Alto Tim B2011
4Pseudotsuga menziesii (Coast Douglas-fir)1015 ± 300 yRed Creek Tree, San Juan River, Port Renfrew KoutaR2011
5Quercus alba (White oak)515 ± 100 yThe Salem Oak, Salem friends, Salem John D Harvey2012
6Quercus virginiana (Southern live oak)305 ± 10 yOak Alley Plantation, VacherieTim B2011
7Cupressus macrocarpa (Monterey cypress)215 ± 50 yThe Lone cypress, 17-miles drive, Carmel Wim Brinkerink2011
8Quercus falcata (Southern red oak)149 ± 10 yCross, Columbiaericamisty2011
9Ficus macrophylla (Moreton Bay fig)141 yMcRae/Albright Ranch House, Lemon Grove balmages2012
10Carya illinoinensis (Pecan)135 ± 30 yBradford Farm, Raleighjakedog2012
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