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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
1Quercus bumelioides (Q. bumelioides)14.20 mGrandfather Oak, Parque National Cerro de la Muerte, Cartago, Costa RicaBart Bouricius2014
2Araucaria angustifolia (A. angustifolia)~12 mLourdes Grings, Linha Imperial, Brazil C G Tornquist2012
3Ceiba pentandra (Kapok)9.80 mPiedras Blancas National Park, La Gamba, Costa Rica Bart Bouricius2014
4Nothofagus dombeyi (Coihue)8 mPenínsula de los Coihues, Villa Pehuenia, Argentina marchelone2014
5Fitzroya cupressoides (Patagonian cypress)~5 mAlerce Cathedral, Parque National Alerce Andino, ChileJosh Kelly2013
6Pterygota excelsa (P. excelsa)4.50 mPiedras Blancas National Park, La Gamba, Costa RicaBart Bouricius2014
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Height

In this table of height records in South 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
1Pterygota excelsa (P. excelsa)63.60 mPiedras Blancas National Park, La Gamba, Costa RicaBart Bouricius2014
2Ceiba pentandra (Kapok)60.40 mPiedras Blancas National Park, La Gamba, Costa Rica Bart Bouricius2014
3Quercus bumelioides (Q. bumelioides)60.40 mGrandfather Oak, Parque National Cerro de la Muerte, Cartago, Costa RicaBart Bouricius2014
4Fitzroya cupressoides (Patagonian cypress)54.10 mAlerce Cathedral, Parque National Alerce Andino, ChileJosh Kelly2013
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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
1Araucaria angustifolia (A. angustifolia)1015 ± 100 yLourdes Grings, Linha Imperial C G Tornquist2012
2Laurelia sempervirens (Tihue)715 ± 400 yPark Edmundo Winkler, Frutillar Tim2012
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