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The thickest, tallest, and oldest sweet chestnut trees (Castanea sativa)

More information about the sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa).

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
1Spain16.00 mCastańo "El Campano", "Souto" de castańos antes de llegar al pueblo grevillei2013
14.80 mCastińeiro de Pexeirós, Prado Gaspar Bernárdez Villegas 772012
12.22 mCastanyer Gros d, Baga d'en Cuc Lluis?
2Austria13.85 mHolzweges, Buchbach Scholem Alejchem2013
10.07 mWandstamm, Liebing Scholem Alejchem2013
9.11 mCastanea fragmenta, Liebing Scholem Alejchem2013
3United Kingdom13.44 mGrounds of Canford School, Wimborne Minster TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson2006
12.70 mThe Three Sisters, Llanrhaeadr, DenbighAncient Tree Hunt (Rob McBride)2007
12.30 mCowdray Colossus, Cowdray Park Wim Brinkerink2013
4France12.40 mCol de Bavella- 600m, Zonza Yannick2011
11.48 mCroix Millet, Village Sisley2008
11.47 mVlakbij Chateau de Goupillon, Neuillé Cas Vervaat2013
5Italy9.50 mPianta Maria Bona, Maglioggio Tiziano Rootman Fratus2011
9.10 mTabudiera d' Titta, Borgata Prato Tiziano Rootman Fratus2013
8.96 mCimitelle, Cimitelle silvio19532014
6Slovakia8.70 mGastan jedly v Castej, Vineyard Martin Miklanek2012
7.20 mHodrussky gastan, Banska HodrusaMartin Miklanek2008
6.50 mGastan v Stiavnickych Baniach, Stiavnicke Bane Martin Miklanek2012
7Germany~8.50 m" Bennhauser Strasse ", Dannenfels Sisley2009
7.15 mFuhrmannshof, Heiderott Bernd Ullrich2007
6.85 mKahlenberg 2, Dingden Bernd Ullrich2007
8Belgium8.45 mCastle Schouwbroek, Vinderhoute BELTREES1989
~8.00 mDomein Blaasveld, Blaasveld Scheyvaerts?
6.98 mMonastery of Bethlehem, Herent Eikel2010
9Poland8.44 mPresbitery, Tarnowskie Góry Piotr Gach2012
4.79 mPark, Rzucewo Stoj2014
4.71 mPark, Rzucewo Stoj2014
10Netherlands8.33 mKabouterboom, Kastanjedal Wim Brinkerink2014
7.53 mPark Sonsbeek - Zijpendaal - Gulden Bodem, Arnhem Wim Brinkerink2014
7.23 mPark Sonsbeek - Zijpendaal - Gulden Bodem, Arnhem Wim Brinkerink2014
11Hungary8.16 mDózsa György St, SzentgyörgyvárGyörgy Pósfai2003
8.14 mNagykutas, NagykutasGyörgy Pósfai2002
7.70 mZengovárkony, ZengovárkonyGyörgy Pósfai2011
12Greece6.71 mWeg van Kerasia, Krioneri Han van Meegeren2014
5.33 mWeg van Kerasia, Krioneri Han van Meegeren2014

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 Kingdom36.00 mValley of the Seven Bridges, Studley Royal Deer Park RedRob2012
36.00 mTop end of the Valley of the Seven Bridges, Studley Royal Deer Park RedRob2012
34.60 mMiddle part of the Valley of the Seven Bridges, Studley Royal Deer Park RedRob2012
2Belgium35.80 mNational Botanic Garden, MeiseLeo Goudzwaard2012
32.00 mRoyal Museum for Central Africa, TervurenLeo Goudzwaard2011
31.70 mNational Botanic Garden, MeiseLeo Goudzwaard2012
3Netherlands34.60 mPark Sonsbeek - Zijpendaal - Gulden Bodem, Arnhem Jeroen Philippona2010
31.00 mLandgoed Vliek, UlestratenNardo Kaandorp2011
31.00 mEstate Hilverbeek, 's-Graveland Wim Brinkerink2014
4Georgia34.00 mLagodekhi Protected Areas, Lagodekhi KoutaR2014
5Germany33.50 mGünterstäler Stadtwald, Freiburg im Breisgau Karlheinz & Rainer Lippert2014
27.50 mKlippe, Velbert-Langenberg Karlheinz2013
20.00 mSchloss Wasserlos, Alzenau Rainer Lippert2013
6Slovakia26.30 mGastan jedly v Castej, Vineyard Martin Miklanek2013
20.40 mGastan jedly v Stupave, Debnaren Martin Miklanek2012
15.10 mGastan na hrade Cerveny Kamen, Cerveny Kamen Martin Miklanek2013
7Spain24.48 mEl Castańo Sagrado, Ronda panocho2006
13.50 mCastińeiro de Pexeirós, Prado Gaspar Bernárdez Villegas 772012
8France18.80 mCroisement entre la route du Bur et la rue du châtaignier, Fillé sur Sarthe Sisley2012

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
1Italy2614
± 300 y
600 BC
± 300
Lu Castagnu di li Centu Cavaddi, Via Castagno Cento Cavalli Tiziano Rootman Fratus2012
514
± 100 y
1500
± 100
Ca' del Topo (House of the Mouse), Castel di Casio Tiziano Rootman Fratus2013
514
± 100 y
1500
± 100
Ca' del Topo (House of the Mouse), Castel di CasioTiziano Rootman Fratus2013
2France1201
± 300 y
813
± 300
Camping 'Les châtaigniers', Pont-l'AbbéSisley2013
514
± 50 y
1500
± 50
Jetee de l'étang, Bois de lesnehue bicri2013
451
± 150 y
1563
± 150
Croisement entre la route du Bur et la rue du châtaignier, Fillé sur Sarthe Sisley2013
3Austria914
± 50 y
1100
± 50
Holzweges, Buchbach Scholem Alejchem2013
714
± 50 y
1300
± 50
Gasteil, Prigglitz Scholem Alejchem2013
414
± 50 y
1600
± 50
Wandstamm, Liebing Scholem Alejchem2013
4United Kingdom814
± 400 y
1200
± 400
The Tortworth chestnut, St. Leonard's Church Wim Brinkerink2013
514 y1500Stourhead, Stourton Jeroen Philippona2011
464 y15501550 Sweet Chestnut, Castle Leod Craig Wallace2014
5Spain764
± 200 y
1250
± 200
Castanyer Gros d, Baga d'en Cuc Lluis2013
694
± 50 y
1320
± 50
Del Arreye, Segura de Toro Han van Meegeren2013
689
± 50 y
1325
± 50
Bronco, Segura de Toro Han van Meegeren2013
6Slovakia514
± 100 y
1500
± 100
Gastan jedly v Castej, Vineyard Martin Miklanek2012
314
± 10 y
1700
± 10
Gastan v Modrom Kameni, Modry KamenMartin Miklanek2012
314
± 10 y
1700
± 10
Gastan v Stiavnickych Baniach, Stiavnicke Bane Martin Miklanek2012
7Portugal507
± 20 y
1507
± 20
Quintal, Guilhafonso rubensimoes2014
467
± 40 y
1547
± 40
De vales, Vila pouca de aguiar rubensimoes2014
8Poland464
± 30 y
1550
± 30
Presbitery, Tarnowskie Góry Piotr Gach2012
188
± 10 y
1826
± 10
Krajnik Górny, Krajnik Górny Andreas Gomolka2013
9Belgium414
± 50 y
1600
± 50
Castle Schouwbroek, Vinderhoute Tim B2011
414 y1600Castle Schouwbroek, Vinderhoute Tim B2011
414
± 50 y
1600
± 50
Castle Schouwbroek, Vinderhoute Tim B2011
10Germany402
± 70 y
1612
± 70
" Bennhauser Strasse ", Dannenfels Sisley2012
264
± 50 y
1750
± 50
Bislicher Straße, Hamminkeln Rainer Lippert2012
264
± 30 y
1750
± 30
Kahlenberg 2, Dingden Han van Meegeren2012
11Netherlands364
± 50 y
1650
± 50
Kabouterboom, Kastanjedal Jeroen Philippona2011
344
± 20 y
1670
± 20
Eikendermolen, Terwom Han van Meegeren2012
289
± 10 y
1725
± 10
Kasteel Makken, Holthees Nardo Kaandorp2011
12Greece204
± 30 y
1810
± 30
Weg van Kerasia, Krioneri Han van Meegeren2014
164
± 30 y
1850
± 30
Weg van Kerasia, Krioneri Han van Meegeren2014

Records for all tree species worldwide.

 

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