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The thickest, tallest, and oldest giant sequoia trees (Sequoiadendron giganteum)

More information about the giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum).

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 States27.80 mGeneral Grant, Grant's Grove "Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast"?
25.90 mGeneral Sherman, Giant Forest "Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast"?
24.77 mMethuselah, Balch Park Marc Meyer2013
2Spain16.05 mEl Rey (The King), Palacio Real de la Granja (Plaza España) grevillei2013
10.95 mPalacio Real de la Granja (Parterre de Andrómeda), San Ildefonso (La Granja) Monzon2013
10.20 mPalacio Real de la Granja (Plaza España), San Ildefonso (La Granja) Monzon2013
3Germany13.60 mHofstett, Neuweiler Rainer Lippert2014
9.80 mIn a park, Insel Mainau Rainer Lippert2013
9.70 mIn der Nähe der Landesklink Nordschwarzwald, Hirsau Rainer Lippert2013
4United Kingdom~13.50 mCompton Chamberlayne estate, Tisbury TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson2009
~12.30 mPrivate garden outside Coupar Angus, Coupar AngusTheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson2013
~12.10 mCluny House, Aberfeldy TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson2009
5France12.60 mPrivate garden, Châlus Marc Meyer2010
12.13 mChâteau de Belle-Poule, Ponts-de-Cé Marc Meyer2012
10.50 mLa Chèze, Le Cheylard chambon2011
6Italy11.80 mMr. Re Estate, Roccavione Tiziano Rootman Fratus2011
9.52 mVilla Piazzo, Pettinengo Tiziano Rootman Fratus2011
9.00 mVilla Wuhrer, Bee Tiziano Rootman Fratus2011
7Slovenia~11.00 mHIncejeva sekvoja, Hincejeva vila mamutovec2012
8Austria10.45 mSchillerstrasse, Ecke Rosenstrasse, Dornbirn Rainer Lippert2012
9.02 mBad Gleichenberg, Bad Gleichenberg Scholem Alejchem2013
8.60 mPötzleinsdorfer Schlosspark, Währing Scholem Alejchem2013
9Ireland9.95 mPowerscourt House & Gardens, Enniskerry Leo Goudzwaard2014
9.24 mPowerscourt House & Gardens, EnniskerryAubrey Fennell2014
8.95 mPowerscourt House & Gardens, EnniskerryAubrey Fennell2014
10Belgium9.15 mEstate Rond Chêne, Esneux BELTREES2011
8.37 mRoyal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren Filip Derweduwen2006
8.14 mEstate Rond Chêne, Esneux Tim B2006
11Netherlands8.30 mEstate Voorstonden, Voorstonden Jeroen Philippona2014
8.20 mPrivate garden, Brummen L. Goudzwaard & J. Philippona2011
7.75 mVilla De Haer, Haerweg 125, Oldenzaal Jeroen Philippona2010
12Slovakia7.42 mSekvojovec pri Jasovskom klastore I-1, Jasovsky klastor Martin Miklanek2012
6.60 mSekvojovec na hrade Cerveny Kamen, Cerveny Kamen Martin Miklanek2013
6.11 mSekvojovec za botanickou zahradou, Botanicka street Martin Miklanek2012
13Hungary7.12 mIharosberény, IharosberényGyörgy Pósfai2007
6.63 mIharosberény, IharosberényGyörgy Pósfai2007
6.30 mKoszeg, KoszegGyörgy Pósfai2009
14Switzerland6.92 mFriedbergstrasse, Luzern smal652013
6.73 mEhemaligen Schloss Weinburg, Thal Rainer Lippert2012
6.38 mFriedbergstrasse, Luzern smal652013
15Luxembourg5.72 mRue Pierre Theis, Dudelangespirisam2011
~1.50 mParc de ville, LuxemburgTreeriders2002
<1.00 mArboretum Kirchberg, Kirchberg-PlateauTim B2007

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
1United States86.20 mGenesis, Balch Park Marc Meyer2013
83.50 mGeneral Sherman, Giant Forest "Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast"?
81.90 mBoole Tree, Giant Sequoia National Monument 'To find the biggest tree'?
2United Kingdom56.40 mBig Trees Walk, Uig, DunoonTheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson2014
56.40 mBenmore botanic garden, BenmoreThe Tree Register (David Alderman)2014
53.30 mHebden Wood, Sawley RedRob2013
3France56.30 mForêt domaniale de Ribeauvillé, Ribeauvillé Karlheinz2014
53.10 mBorder of the forest of Niederbonn, Niederbronn-les-Bains Karlheinz2014
52.00 mBorder of the forest of Niederbonn, Niederbronn-les-Bains Karlheinz2014
4Germany55.80 mOberbrüden, Auenwald Karlheinz2014
53.50 mExotenwald, Weinheim Karlheinz, KoutaR & Rainer Lippert2013
53.40 mExotenwald, Weinheim Karlheinz, KoutaR & Rainer Lippert2013
5Austria55.50 mGütle, Dornbirn Rainer Lippert2012
37.00 mSchillerstrasse, Ecke Rosenstrasse, Dornbirn Rainer Lippert2012
6Ireland50.00 mPowerscourt House & Gardens, EnniskerryLeo Goudzwaard2014
48.40 mPowerscourt House & Gardens, EnniskerryLeo Goudzwaard2014
41.60 mPowerscourt House & Gardens, EnniskerryLeo Goudzwaard2014
7Slovakia47.70 mSekvojovec pri Jasovskom klastore I-1, Jasovsky klastor Martin Miklanek2012
41.00 mSekvojovce v botanickej zahrade, School Martin Miklanek2012
40.90 mSekvojovce v botanickej zahrade, School Martin Miklanek2012
8Belgium47.00 mSonian Forest, Hoeilaart Marc Meyer2012
45.60 mSonian Forest, Hoeilaart Marc Meyer2011
45.00 mArboretum Tervuren, TervurenMarc Meyer2011
9Spain41.90 mEl Rey (The King), Palacio Real de la Granja (Plaza España) Monzon2013
37.60 mPalacio Real de la Granja (Plaza España), San Ildefonso (La Granja) Monzon2013
36.80 mPalacio Real de la Granja (Parterre de Andrómeda), San Ildefonso (La Granja) Monzon2013
10Netherlands41.50 mSpelderholt, Beekbergen Jeroen Philippona2011
40.80 mSchovenhorst Country Estate, Putten Leo Goudzwaard2013
40.20 mEstate Rhederoord, De SteegJeroen Philippona2014
11Switzerland38.00 mEhemaligen Schloss Weinburg, Thal Rainer Lippert2012
34.00 mEhemaligen Schloss Weinburg, Thal Rainer Lippert2012

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
1United States3014
± 500 y
1000 BC
± 500
President, Giant Forest Tim B2011
2114
± 100 y
100 BC
± 100
General Sherman, Giant Forest Jeroen Philippona2012
1964
± 1000 y
50
± 1000
Tuolumne Grove, Yosemite National Park chrishoh2014
2Netherlands164
± 20 y
1850
± 20
Huize Uleput, Berg en Dal GijsLooijen2013
161 y1853Schovenhorst Country Estate, Putten Ronald Gorter2011
161
± 10 y
1853
± 10
Villa Ruimzicht, Doetinchem Jeroen Philippona2011
3United Kingdom164 y1850Sequoia laan, Compton Verney Wim Brinkerink2013
164
± 50 y
1850
± 50
Main drive up to the house, at the house end of the drive, Glenlee RedRob2014
161 y1853Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury Tim B2011
4France161 y1853Private garden, Châlus Jeroen Philippona2012
160 y1854Lycée Agricole, Tourville-sur-Pont-Audemer Conifers2012
159
± 10 y
1855
± 10
Edmond Rostand, Bagnères-de-LuchonMarc Meyer2011
5Slovakia161 y1853Sekvojovec v parku v Ciferi, Park Martin Miklanek2011
158 y1856Sekvoja obrovska v Novej Lehote, Church Martin Miklanek2012
151 y1863Sekvojovec v parku v Dolnej Krupej, Park Martin Miklanek2012
6Switzerland156 y1858Ehemaligen Schloss Weinburg, Thal Rainer Lippert2012
156 y1858Ehemaligen Schloss Weinburg, Thal Rainer Lippert2012
144
± 4 y
1870
± 4
Du Bois Cornard, Ecuvillens CondorA580I2013
7Germany155 y1859Friedhof, Simmersfeld Rainer Lippert2014
154
± 5 y
1860
± 5
Am Frankfurter Forsthaus, Oberursel Rainer Lippert2013
154
± 5 y
1860
± 5
Am Frankfurter Forsthaus, Oberursel Rainer Lippert2013
8Ireland154
± 30 y
1860
± 30
Woodstock Gardens, Inistioge Martin Tijdgat2013
9Belgium154 y1860Village church, AarseleTim B2011
152 y1862Dulft, Itegem Erik Verstraeten2011
145 y1869Kasteel d'Aertrycke, Aartrijke BELTREES2011
10Italy154
± 30 y
1860
± 30
Agriturism La Mela, Longarone Tiziano Rootman Fratus2011
154
± 5 y
1860
± 5
Villa Wuhrer, Bee Tiziano Rootman Fratus2011
144
± 20 y
1870
± 20
Villa Piazzo, Pettinengo Tiziano Rootman Fratus2011
11Spain147 y1867El Rey (The King), Palacio Real de la Granja (Plaza España) Monzon2013
147 y1867Palacio Real de la Granja (Plaza España), San Ildefonso (La Granja) Monzon2013
144
± 5 y
1870
± 5
Palacio Real de la Granja (Parterre de Andrómeda), San Ildefonso (La Granja) Monzon2013
12Austria144
± 10 y
1870
± 10
Einem Privatgrundstück, Payerbach Scholem Alejchem2013
142 y1872Bad Gleichenberg, Bad Gleichenberg mamutovec2012
141
± 10 y
1873
± 10
Schloss Linsberg, Bad Erlach Scholem Alejchem2013
13Luxembourg139
± 5 y
1875
± 5
Parc de ville, LuxemburgTreeriders2013
14Slovenia132 y1882HIncejeva sekvoja, Hincejeva vila mamutovec2012
131 y1883Hincejeva vila, Oresjemamutovec2012
114
± 10 y
1900
± 10
Plevna, Gotovlje mamutovec2012
15Bulgaria119
± 10 y
1895
± 10
Boyana church, Boyana kaziklu792011
119
± 10 y
1895
± 10
Boyana church, Boyana kaziklu792011

Records for all tree species worldwide.

 

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