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The thickest, tallest, and oldest ginkgo trees (Ginkgo biloba)

More information about the ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba).

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
1France5.42 mPlace de la République, Strasbourg Wim Brinkerink2014
4.85 mPlace de la République, Strasbourg Wim Brinkerink2014
4.21 mPlace de la République, Strasbourg Wim Brinkerink2014
2Belgium5.30 mVillage church, Geetbets Jeroen Philippona2013
3.95 mParc des Muses, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean MonuSitesBxl2003
3.83 mHuis van Lalaing, Oudenaarde WiPe2008
3Hungary5.27 mAcsád, AcsádGyörgy Pósfai2006
4.35 mIharos, IharosGyörgy Pósfai2007
4.15 mSellye, SellyeGyörgy Pósfai2009
4Austria~5.00 mSchönbrunn, Hietzing Scholem Alejchem2013
~5.00 mRathauspark, Innere Stadt Scholem Alejchem2014
~4.00 mIm Schlosspark, Grafenegg Scholem Alejchem2013
5Germany4.86 mIn a park, Insel Mainau Rainer Lippert2013
4.68 mIm Schlosspark, Castell Rainer Lippert2013
4.46 mWandelhalle/Orangerie im Kurpark, Bad Homburg vor der Höhe Michael2012
6Netherlands4.80 mHortus Botanicus, Leiden Wim Brinkerink2011
4.30 mOude Hortus, Utrecht Jeroen Philippona2012
4.20 mGrote Molenstraat 2, Elst Leo Goudzwaard2009
7United Kingdom4.70 mWhitfield, Hereford TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson2009
2.82 mBuccleugh Gardens, RichmondTheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson2013
~1.50 mStonedene Park, Wetherby RedRob2014
8Poland4.65 mBotanical garden, Warsaw Stoj2013
9Slovakia4.61 mGinko v sade Janka Krala I, Sad Janka Krala Martin Miklanek2012
4.07 mGinko v Hajnej Novej Vsi, Park Martin Miklanek2012
3.70 mGinko na hrade Cerveny Kamen, Cerveny Kamen Martin Miklanek2013
10Switzerland4.60 mLangs de Via Antoni Ciseri, Locarno smal652013
11Latvia4.00 mKanalmala, Riga Zeltins2009
12Spain3.80 mParque Aiete, Donostia-San Sebastián Wim Brinkerink2012
2.75 mJardín Botánico de Fonseca, Santiago robur732011
2.40 mJardín Botánico de Fonseca, Santiago robur732011

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
1Austria30.80 mMax Reinhardt Platz, Salzburg Jeroen Philippona2014
2Germany28.00 mIm Schlosspark, Bodman Rainer Lippert2013
27.00 mAbtei Rommersdorf, Heimbach-Weis Rainer Lippert2014
25.70 mHerten, Herten Karlheinz2014
3United Kingdom28.00 mBuccleugh Gardens, RichmondTheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson2013
17.20 mStonedene Park, Wetherby RedRob2014
16.00 mRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew Wim Brinkerink2013
4France27.80 mPlace de la République, Strasbourg Wim Brinkerink2014
26.00 mPlace de la République, Strasbourg Wim Brinkerink2014
23.80 mPlace de la République, Strasbourg Wim Brinkerink2014
5Belgium27.30 mKasteel Bloemendale, Sint-Andries Leo Goudzwaard2010
20.40 mVillage church, Geetbets Jeroen Philippona2013
6Netherlands27.30 mStadspark, Maastricht Leo Goudzwaard2011
26.40 mStadspark, MaastrichtJeroen Philippona2009
26.20 mKasteel Middachten, De Steeg Leo Goudzwaard2011
7Slovakia26.80 mGinko v sade Janka Krala I, Sad Janka Krala Martin Miklanek2012
26.60 mGinko v parku v Tovarnikoch, Park Martin Miklanek2012
26.20 mGinko v parku medzi kastielmi I-1, Park Martin Miklanek2012

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
1Slovakia261
± 10 y
1753
± 10
Ginko v Sudovciach, Sudovce Martin Miklanek2012
214
± 10 y
1800
± 10
Ginko dvojlalocne v Lucenci, LucenecMartin Miklanek2012
214
± 10 y
1800
± 10
Ginko v Hajnej Novej Vsi, Park Martin Miklanek2012
2United Kingdom252 y1762Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Wim Brinkerink2013
252
± 10 y
1762
± 10
Whitfield, Hereford TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson2013
3Belgium248
± 10 y
1766
± 10
Castle Dumon, Tournai Tim B2011
163 y1851Muinkpark, Ghent Tim B2011
154 y1860Cultural Center - Library, Kortessem Tim B2011
4Italy239 y1775Orto botanico di Brera, MilanoTiziano Rootman Fratus2011
5Croatia237 y1777Grof Janković, Daruvar mamutovec2012
6Austria233 y1781Schloss Schönbrunn, Hietzing MrGreen2014
194
± 40 y
1820
± 40
Schloßberggasse, Hietzing MrGreen2014
114
± 50 y
1900
± 50
Max Reinhardt Platz, Salzburg Jeroen Philippona2014
7Netherlands229 y1785Hortus Botanicus, Leiden Tim B2011
229 y1785Hortus Botanicus, Leiden Wim Brinkerink2014
229
± 10 y
1785
± 10
Oude Hortus, Utrecht Leo Goudzwaard2011
8Germany229
± 5 y
1785
± 5
Brentanopark, Frankfurt am Main Rainer Lippert2013
224
± 5 y
1790
± 5
Botanischen Garten, Jena Andreas Gomolka2013
214
± 50 y
1800
± 50
Im Schlosspark, Castell Rainer Lippert2013
9Poland224
± 50 y
1790
± 50
Park near Skrzyńskis palace, Nozdrzec Stoj2014
214
± 10 y
1800
± 10
Castle-park complex, Łańcut Stoj2013
194
± 10 y
1820
± 10
Botanical garden, Warsaw Stoj2013
10France164 y1850Jardin des Plantes d'Orléans, Orléans Henk van Boeschoten2011
134
± 10 y
1880
± 10
Alcide Damboise, BolbecphilippeVallois2014
134
± 30 y
1880
± 30
Parc de la Pépinière, Nancy Sisley2013
11Spain136
± 10 y
1878
± 10
Parque Aiete, Donostia-San Sebastián Wim Brinkerink2014
134
± 10 y
1880
± 10
Jardín Botánico de Fonseca, Santiago robur732012
134
± 10 y
1880
± 10
Jardín Botánico de Fonseca, Santiago robur732012
12United States44
± 10 y
1970
± 10
W.T. Evans, Richardson3whiskers2011

Records for all tree species worldwide.

 

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