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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"?
27.60 mChief Sequoyah, Giant Forest 'To find the biggest tree'2002
25.90 mGeneral Sherman, Giant Forest "Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast"?
2Spain14.80 mLa Reina, Palacio Real de la Granja (Plaza España) ECTF2014
11.72 mEl Rey, Palacio Real de la Granja (Plaza España) ECTF2014
10.95 mPalacio Real de la Granja (Parterre de Andrómeda), 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
11.40 mPromenade Paul Déroulède, Guebwiller Sisley2010
6Italy11.80 mMr. Re Estate, Roccavione Tiziano Rootman Fratus2011
9.52 mVilla Piazzo, Pettinengo Tiziano Rootman Fratus2011
9 mVilla Wuhrer, Bee Tiziano Rootman Fratus2011
7Slovenia~11 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
15Luxembourg6.73 mParc de ville, Luxemburg xandru2014
5.72 mRue Pierre Theis, Dudelangespirisam2011
<1 mArboretum Kirchberg, Kirchberg-PlateauTim B2007
16Romania~5 mDC88, Măderat, Maderat alexandru ionut2014
17Poland3.73 mMamutowiec w Brwicach, Privatgelände Stefan Panka2014

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 States95.80 mGiant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National ForestMichael Taylor2013
86.20 mGenesis, Balch Park Marc Meyer2013
83.50 mGeneral Sherman, Giant Forest "Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast"?
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 mBorder of the forest of Niederbonn, Niederbronn-les-Bains Karlheinz2014
4Austria56 mGütle, Dornbirn Tom2014
37 mSchillerstrasse, Ecke Rosenstrasse, Dornbirn Rainer Lippert2012
5Germany55.80 mOberbrüden, Auenwald Karlheinz2014
53.50 mExotenwald, Weinheim Karlheinz, KoutaR & Rainer Lippert2013
53.40 mExotenwald, Weinheim Karlheinz, KoutaR & Rainer Lippert2013
6Ireland50 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 mSekvojovce v botanickej zahrade, School Martin Miklanek2012
40.90 mSekvojovce v botanickej zahrade, School Martin Miklanek2012
8Belgium47 mSonian Forest, Hoeilaart Marc Meyer2012
45.60 mSonian Forest, Hoeilaart Marc Meyer2011
45 mArboretum Tervuren, TervurenMarc Meyer2011
9Spain46 mLa Reina, Palacio Real de la Granja (Plaza España) ECTF2014
41 mEl Rey, Palacio Real de la Granja (Plaza España) ECTF2014
36.80 mPalacio Real de la Granja (Parterre de Andrómeda), San Ildefonso (La Granja) Monzon2013
10Netherlands43 mSpelderholt, Beekbergen Jeroen Philippona2014
41 mLandgoed Bruggelen, BeekbergenJeroen Philippona2014
40.80 mSchovenhorst Country Estate, Putten Leo Goudzwaard2015
11Switzerland38 mEhemaligen Schloss Weinburg, Thal Rainer Lippert2012
34 mEhemaligen Schloss Weinburg, Thal Rainer Lippert2012
12Poland26.60 mMamutowiec w Brwicach, Privatgelände Stefan Panka2014

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 States3015
± 500 y
1000 BC
± 500
President, Giant Forest Tim B2011
2115
± 100 y
100 BC
± 100
General Sherman, Giant Forest Jeroen Philippona2012
159 y1856John J. Tyler Arboretum, Media Tim B2011
2Netherlands162 y1853Schovenhorst Country Estate, Putten Ronald Gorter2011
162 y1853Schovenhorst Country Estate, Putten Ronald Gorter2011
162
± 10 y
1853
± 10
Villa Ruimzicht, Doetinchem Jeroen Philippona2011
3United Kingdom162 y1853Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury Tim B2011
162 y1853Castle Leod, Strathpeffer Craig Wallace2015
161 y1854Hebden Wood, Sawley RedRob2012
4France162 y1853Private garden, Châlus Jeroen Philippona2012
161 y1854Lycée Agricole, Tourville-sur-Pont-Audemer Conifers2012
160
± 10 y
1855
± 10
Edmond Rostand, Bagnères-de-LuchonMarc Meyer2011
5Slovakia159 y1856Sekvoja obrovska v Novej Lehote, Church Martin Miklanek2012
155 y1860Sekvojovec v parku v Ciferi, Park Martin Miklanek2012
152 y1863Sekvojovec v parku v Dolnej Krupej, Park Martin Miklanek2012
6Switzerland157 y1858Ehemaligen Schloss Weinburg, Thal Rainer Lippert2012
157 y1858Ehemaligen Schloss Weinburg, Thal Rainer Lippert2012
7Belgium155 y1860Village church, AarseleTim B2011
153 y1862Dulft, Itegem Erik Verstraeten2011
146 y1869Kasteel d'Aertrycke, Aartrijke BELTREES2011
8Italy155
± 30 y
1860
± 30
Agriturism La Mela, Longarone Tiziano Rootman Fratus2011
155
± 5 y
1860
± 5
Villa Wuhrer, Bee Tiziano Rootman Fratus2011
145
± 20 y
1870
± 20
Villa Piazzo, Pettinengo Tiziano Rootman Fratus2011
9Germany151 y1864Tannwaldweg, Welzheim liluz2011
150 y1865Im Ort, Wasserburg am Bodensee Rainer Lippert2013
150 y1865Im Ort, Wasserburg am Bodensee Rainer Lippert2013
10Austria143 y1872Bad Gleichenberg, Bad Gleichenberg mamutovec2012
133
± 5 y
1882
± 5
Lainzer Tiergarten, Hietzing MrGreen2012
133
± 5 y
1882
± 5
Lainzer Tiergarten, HietzingMrGreen2012
11Slovenia133 y1882HIncejeva sekvoja, Hincejeva vila mamutovec2012
132 y1883Hincejeva vila, Oresjemamutovec2012
115
± 10 y
1900
± 10
Plevna, Gotovlje mamutovec2012
12Bulgaria120
± 10 y
1895
± 10
Boyana church, Boyana kaziklu792011
120
± 10 y
1895
± 10
Boyana church, Boyana kaziklu792011
13Spain104
± 1 y
1911
± 1
Mas Joan, Espinelves Lluis2013
104
± 1 y
1911
± 1
Mas Joan, Espinelves Lluis2013
75
± 40 y
1940
± 40
Travesía Alto del León, El Espinarxandru2014
14Luxembourg95
± 40 y
1920
± 40
Rue de Selange, Clemencyxandru2014
45
± 20 y
1970
± 20
Boulevard Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Luxemburgxandru2014
15Andorra25
± 20 y
1990
± 20
Els Vilars d'Engordany, Escaldes-Engordanyxandru2014

Records for all tree species worldwide.

 

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