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The thickest, tallest, and oldest European beeches (Fagus sylvatica)

More information about the European beech (Fagus sylvatica).

Girth records

In this table of girth records worldwide 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?

NrCountryGirthLocationMeasurementYear
1United Kingdom9.62 mPlas Newydd, LlanfairpwllTheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson2005
8.46 mCowdray Wood (Paddockhurst estate), Crawley TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson2007
7.80 mThe Knowles near Acres Down, Emery Down Owen Munday2012
2Germany8.40 mFassbuche, Am Waldrand Rainer Lippert2013
7.55 mUnterhalb der Rother Kuppe, Roth Rainer Lippert2012
7.45 mLippe, Datteln chrishoh2014
3Netherlands8.18 mMeipoortwal, Doesburg Maarten Windemuller, Leo Goudzwaard & Jeroen Philippona2013
7.58 mBergerstraat 6, Maastricht Leo Goudzwaard2009
7.43 mWesterblokker 125, Westerblokker Wim Brinkerink2013
4France8.10 mThe hamlet, La Bletterie Wim Brinkerink2011
6.70 mChateaubriand, Château Le Kinnor Han van Meegeren2012
6.70 mLa grosse mčre, Ruelle des Villains 21 Han van Meegeren2012
5Sweden7.45 mNääs Slott, Nääs information sign?
2.18 mNorrvikens Trädgĺrdar, Bĺstad Maarten Windemuller2014
2.02 mNorrvikens Trädgĺrdar, Bĺstad Maarten Windemuller2014
6Poland7.19 mStreet Kościelna, Świerklany Górne Piotr Gach2012
6.44 mCastle-park complex, Łańcut Stoj2013
~5.45 mLubasz forestry, Leśnictwo Goraj Andrew Weber2014
7Belgium6.80 mDe Belselestraat en de Hoogstraat, Waasmunster WiPe2005
~6.35 mInternaat Heidehof, Kapellen 01Antwerpen2011
6.27 mGrote appelboomgaard, Remersdaal (Kys) Jeroen Philippona2013
8Slovakia6.57 mBuk v Detvianskej Hute, Detvianska HutaMartin Miklanek2003
5.70 mBuk lesny v Novej Bosaci, PredpolomaMartin Miklanek2008
4.53 mSolnik, Solnik milan2013
9Czech Republic6.55 mBei einem Bahnübergang, Pecin Pavel1Hoessl2012
10Hungary6.30 mMonostorapáti, MonostorapátiGyörgy Pósfai2008
6.16 mMonostorapáti, MonostorapátiGyörgy Pósfai2008
5.96 mPüspökszentlászló, PüspökszentlászlóGyörgy Pósfai2011
11Austria5.60 mTanzbuche, Ludwigsthal Rolf2014
5.48 mIm Schlosspark, Eckartsau Scholem Alejchem2013
5.48 mIm Park des Seminar-Park-Hotel Hirschwang, Hirschwang an der Rax Scholem Alejchem2013
12Denmark>5.50 mLřgumkloster's, Lřgumkloster Christopher2014
13Bulgaria5.43 mдо хижа Бе&#, Belchin valio12014
14Italy5.00 mGoglio, Baceno Tiziano Rootman Fratus2011
15Latvia4.90 mStrante, Saka Zeltins2011
4.87 mAizpute, Aizpute Zeltins2011
4.18 mSasmaka, Valdemarpils Zeltins1999
16Spain4.80 mBarranc del Retaule, La Sénia JUAN ALBERT PORCAR2010
>4.40 mRoyal Palace of La Granja, San Ildefonso - La Granja MarioR2012
3.78 mHaya de los Carrias, Carretera Jose Angel Manzanares Elias2012
17Ireland4.49 mBirr Castle Demesne, Birr Maarten Windemuller2013
4.36 mBirr Castle Demesne, Birr Maarten Windemuller2013
4.10 mWoodstock Gardens, Inistioge Martin Tijdgat2000
18Luxembourg4.02 mAfter leaving the village on the road to Beaufort, Savelborn Arlesbaam2013
19Montenegro3.74 mBiogradsko jezero, Biogradska Gora National Park Jeroen Philippona2012
3.40 mBiogradsko jezero, Biogradska Gora National Park Jeroen Philippona2012
20Romania3.51 mParcul Dendrologic Simeria, Simeriazoardb2012
21Bosnia and Herzegovina~3.00 mPerucica Forest Reserve, Sutjeska National Park Jeroen Philippona2012
22Switzerland2.93 mSlot Jegenstorf, Jegenstorf smal652013

Height records

In this table of height records worldwide 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?

NrCountryHeightLocationMeasurementYear
1Germany49.20 mBurg Ronneburg, Gründau Karlheinz & Rainer Lippert2014
48.80 mBurg Ronneburg, Gründau Karlheinz & Rainer Lippert2014
47.20 mBurg Ronneburg, Gründau Karlheinz2013
2Belgium45.65 mSonian Forest, Hoeilaart Leo Goudzwaard2011
45.40 mSonian Forest, Hoeilaart Jeroen Philippona2011
45.30 mSonian Forest, Hoeilaart Leo Goudzwaard2011
3France45.20 mForęt du 'Honigwald', SarreinsmingSisley2012
44.60 mForęt de Bercé, JupillesJeroen Philippona2012
43.00 mForęt du 'Honigwald', SarreinsmingSisley2012
4Bosnia and Herzegovina44.20 mPerucica Forest Reserve, Sutjeska National Park KoutaR & Jeroen Philippona2012
5Netherlands43.20 mHof te Dieren, Dieren L. Goudzwaard & J. Philippona2011
42.60 mPark Sonsbeek - Zijpendaal - Gulden Bodem, Arnhem Jeroen Philippona2010
42.60 mKasteel Middachten, De SteegLeo Goudzwaard2013
6Montenegro42.00 mBiogradsko jezero, Biogradska Gora National Park Jeroen Philippona2012
41.20 mBiogradsko jezero, Biogradska Gora National Park Jeroen Philippona2012
7United Kingdom40.50 mKnole Park, Sevenoaks TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson2014
40.00 mMother Shiptons estate, Knaresborough RedRob2012
40.00 mBottom of east facing escarpment below Ionic Temple and Dunc, Duncombe Park RedRob2012
8Slovakia30.90 mBuk lesny cervenolisty v sade Janka Krala, Sad Janka Krala Martin Miklanek2012
21.20 mCervenolisty buk v parku v Cerovej I-1, Park Martin Miklanek2013
20.00 mBuk lesny strihanolisty v sade Janka Krala I-1, Sad Janka Krala Martin Miklanek2012
9Ireland29.80 mBirr Castle Demesne, Birr Maarten Windemuller2013
26.00 mBirr Castle Demesne, Birr Maarten Windemuller2013
25.10 mCarton Demesne, Maynooth Maarten Windemuller2013
10Bulgaria25.05 mSeymenski buk, Gramadliva rumpala2013
11Romania24.40 mParcul Dendrologic Simeria, Simeriazoardb2013
12Luxembourg15.60 mAfter leaving the village on the road to Beaufort, Savelborn Arlesbaam2013
13Sweden7.80 mNorrvikens Trädgĺrdar, Bĺstad Maarten Windemuller2014
5.40 mNorrvikens Trädgĺrdar, Bĺstad Maarten Windemuller2014

Age records

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

NrCountryAgeYearLocationMeasurementYear
1Bulgaria478 y1536Seymenski buk, Gramadliva rumpala2013
2France429 y1585Le Guisard, Château d'Eu Han van Meegeren2012
314
± 40 y
1700
± 40
Foręt de Lyon, Touffreville Han van Meegeren2012
314
± 50 y
1700
± 50
Route de Liscuit, Vallon de Kérozer bicri2013
3Italy402
± 150 y
1612
± 150
Faggio del Pontone, To Passo Godi Sisley2012
264
± 50 y
1750
± 50
Faggione di Luogomano, Cascina di Spedaletto Claudio2012
264
± 20 y
1750
± 20
Faggio di San Francesco, Church of San Francesco Claudio2012
4Spain364
± 20 y
1650
± 20
Haya de los Carrias, Carretera Jose Angel Manzanares Elias2012
5Netherlands363
± 20 y
1651
± 20
Burcht, Leiden Wim Brinkerink2014
320 y1694Museum Bisdom van Vliet, Haastrecht Leo Goudzwaard2011
314
± 100 y
1700
± 100
Restaurant Beukenhof, Terweerweg 2, Oegstgeest Wim Brinkerink2013
6Germany314
± 100 y
1700
± 100
Wiese oberhalb vom Ort, Mitgenfeld Rainer Lippert2012
314
± 100 y
1700
± 100
Riesenbuche, Ehemaligen Ziegelhütte Rainer Lippert2012
314
± 100 y
1700
± 100
Ehemaligen Ziegelhütte, Oberbach Rainer Lippert2013
7Denmark314
± 4 y
1700
± 4
Stokkebro, Gjerrild meintt2011
8Poland314
± 50 y
1700
± 50
Lubasz forestry, Leśnictwo Goraj Andrew Weber2014
274
± 30 y
1740
± 30
The special reserve "Wiączyń", Wiączyń Andrew Weber2014
214
± 50 y
1800
± 50
Krajnik Górny, Krajnik Górny Andreas Gomolka2013
9Czech Republic314
± 50 y
1700
± 50
Bei einem Bahnübergang, Pecin Pavel1Hoessl2013
10Slovakia304
± 10 y
1710
± 10
Buk lesny v Novej Bosaci, PredpolomaMartin Miklanek2012
264
± 10 y
1750
± 10
Buk v Detvianskej Hute, Detvianska HutaMartin Miklanek2012
11United Kingdom294
± 20 y
1720
± 20
Bregagh road, Stranocum, Co. Antrim, StranocumMaarten Windemuller2013
189
± 10 y
1825
± 10
Parkanaur Manor House, Dungannon Maarten Windemuller2013
174 y1840High Elms Country Park, Farnborough TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson2014
12Belgium270 y1744Sonian Forest, Hoeilaart Tim B2011
270 y1744Sonian Forest, HoeilaartTim B2011
270 y1744Sonian Forest, HoeilaartTim B2011
13Austria264
± 40 y
1750
± 40
Kogelbuche, Lainzer Tiergarten MrGreen2012
173 y1841Rathauspark, Innere StadtMrGreen2014
116 y1898Rathauspark, Innere Stadt Scholem Alejchem2013
14Montenegro164
± 50 y
1850
± 50
Biogradsko jezero, Biogradska Gora National Park Jeroen Philippona2013
164
± 50 y
1850
± 50
Biogradsko jezero, Biogradska Gora National Park Jeroen Philippona2013
15Ireland154
± 40 y
1860
± 40
Woodstock Gardens, Inistioge Martin Tijdgat2013

Records for all tree species worldwide.

 

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