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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 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 mCathédrale, Vlakbij Chateau de Goupillon Cas Vervaat2013
5Switzerland11.80 mCampagna, Chironico Laszlo Baranyai2011
6Italy9.50 mPianta Maria Bona, Maglioggio Tiziano Rootman Fratus2011
9.10 mTabudiera d' Titta, Borgata Prato Tiziano Rootman Fratus2013
8.96 mCimitelle, Cimitelle silvio19532014
7Slovakia8.70 mGastan jedly v Castej, Vineyard Martin Miklanek2012
7.20 mHodrussky gastan, Banska HodrusaMartin Miklanek2008
6.50 mGastan v Stiavnickych Baniach, Stiavnicke Bane Martin Miklanek2012
8Germany~8.50 m" Bennhauser Strasse ", Dannenfels Sisley2009
7.15 mFuhrmannshof, Heiderott Bernd Ullrich2007
6.85 mKahlenberg 2, Dingden Bernd Ullrich2007
9Belgium8.45 mCastle Schouwbroek, Vinderhoute BELTREES1989
~8 mDomein Blaasveld, Blaasveld Scheyvaerts?
6.98 mMonastery of Bethlehem, Herent Eikel2010
10Poland8.44 mPresbitery, Tarnowskie Góry Piotr Gach2012
4.79 mPark, Rzucewo Stoj2014
4.71 mPark, Rzucewo Stoj2014
11Netherlands8.33 mKabouterboom, Kastanjedal Wim Brinkerink2014
7.53 mPark Sonsbeek - Zijpendaal - Gulden Bodem, Arnhem Wim Brinkerink2014
7.23 mPark Sonsbeek - Zijpendaal - Gulden Bodem, Arnhem Wim Brinkerink2014
12Hungary8.16 mDózsa György St, SzentgyörgyvárGyörgy Pósfai2003
8.14 mNagykutas, NagykutasGyörgy Pósfai2002
7.70 mZengovárkony, ZengovárkonyGyörgy Pósfai2011
13Greece6.71 mWeg van Kerasia, Krioneri Han van Meegeren2014
5.33 mWeg van Kerasia, Krioneri Han van Meegeren2014
14Slovenia6.40 mMali Brebrovnik, Jeruzalem Laszlo Baranyai2007

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 mValley of the Seven Bridges, Studley Royal Deer Park RedRob2012
36 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 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 mLandgoed Vliek, UlestratenNardo Kaandorp2011
31 mEstate Hilverbeek, 's-Graveland Wim Brinkerink2014
4Georgia34 mLagodekhi Protected Areas, Lagodekhi KoutaR2014
5Germany33.50 mGünterstäler Stadtwald, Freiburg im Breisgau Karlheinz & Rainer Lippert2014
27.50 mKlippe, Velbert-Langenberg Karlheinz2013
23.70 mNeuer Tiergarten Kleve, Kleve Karlheinz2014
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
1Italy2615
± 300 y
600 BC
± 300
Lu Castagnu di li Centu Cavaddi, Via Castagno Cento Cavalli Tiziano Rootman Fratus2012
415 y1600Pianta Maria Bona, Maglioggio Tiziano Rootman Fratus2011
315
± 10 y
1700
± 10
Tabudiera d' Titta, Borgata Prato Tiziano Rootman Fratus2011
2Spain600
± 100 y
1415
± 100
El Abuelo, Castańar del Tiemblo Alberto C F2015
195
± 30 y
1820
± 30
Volcŕ de Santa Margarida, Santa Pau Han van Meegeren2012
150
± 30 y
1865
± 30
Fraga de Catasós, Quintela Gaspar Bernárdez Villegas 772012
3United Kingdom515 y1500Stourhead, Stourton Jeroen Philippona2011
415
± 10 y
1600
± 10
Armada Chestnuts, Croft Castle Henk van Boeschoten2011
265
± 50 y
1750
± 50
Middle part of the Valley of the Seven Bridges, Studley Royal Deer Park RedRob2013
4Slovakia515
± 100 y
1500
± 100
Gastan jedly v Castej, Vineyard Martin Miklanek2012
315
± 10 y
1700
± 10
Gastan v Modrom Kameni, Modry KamenMartin Miklanek2012
315
± 10 y
1700
± 10
Gastan v Stiavnickych Baniach, Stiavnicke Bane Martin Miklanek2012
5Poland465
± 30 y
1550
± 30
Presbitery, Tarnowskie Góry Piotr Gach2012
189
± 10 y
1826
± 10
Krajnik Górny, Krajnik Górny Andreas Gomolka2013
6Belgium415
± 50 y
1600
± 50
Castle Schouwbroek, Vinderhoute Tim B2011
415 y1600Castle Schouwbroek, Vinderhoute Tim B2011
415
± 50 y
1600
± 50
Castle Schouwbroek, Vinderhoute Tim B2011
7Germany403
± 70 y
1612
± 70
" Bennhauser Strasse ", Dannenfels Sisley2012
265
± 50 y
1750
± 50
Bislicher Straße, Hamminkeln Rainer Lippert2012
265
± 30 y
1750
± 30
Kahlenberg 2, Dingden Han van Meegeren2012
8Netherlands365
± 50 y
1650
± 50
Kabouterboom, Kastanjedal Jeroen Philippona2011
345
± 20 y
1670
± 20
Eikendermolen, Terwom Han van Meegeren2012
290
± 10 y
1725
± 10
Kasteel Makken, Holthees Nardo Kaandorp2011
9France365 y1650Le Tronc, Saint-Maurice-de-Ventalon Han van Meegeren2011
315 y1700Les Ayers, Saint-Hilaire-de-Lavit Han van Meegeren2011
315 y1700Mont-Dol, Mont-Dol Han van Meegeren2011

Records for all tree species worldwide.

 

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