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The thickest, tallest, and oldest trees in South America

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Girth

In this table of girth records in South 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
1Araucaria angustifolia (A. angustifolia)~12.00 mLourdes Grings, Linha Imperial, Brazil C G Tornquist2012
2Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)<2 cmAndré Esperança, Campinas de Caldas, Brazil se7equ4tro2014
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Height

There are no reliable height measurements in South America available yet.

Age

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

NrTree speciesAgeLocationMeasurementYear
1Cariniana legalis (Jequitibá tree)1014 ± 50 yParque Estadual dos Três Picos - Núcleo Jequitibá, Cachoeiras de Macacu, Brazil Federico Werner2014
2Araucaria angustifolia (A. angustifolia)1014 ± 100 yLourdes Grings, Linha Imperial, Brazil C G Tornquist2012
3Laurelia sempervirens (Tihue)714 ± 400 yPark Edmundo Winkler, Frutillar, Chile Tim2012
4Agathis dammara (Borneo kauri)114 ± 30 yPereyra Iraola, Berazategui, Argentina analiasavino2013
5Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)0 yAndré Esperança, Campinas de Caldas, Brazil se7equ4tro2014
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