Séquoia Géant de Châlus / Giant sequoia of Châlus (France) (DETAILS: SEE COMMENTS)

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© ARTHURdXYV on September 6, 2008

Age estimate is too high, as giant redwood seeds were first imported in 1854 in the UK. Thickest sequioadendron now has girth of 11,15 metres (measured at 1,50 metre height). Highest has height of 54 metre.

Vincent Mauritz on September 6, 2008

Thanks for your comments, Arthurdv.

It seemed very strange to me as well, knowing the introduction in Europe in the 1850's. Nevertheless, there were several (pretty serious) internet sites stating this tree was already planted back in the 18th century. A bit of futher research brought me to the year 1775. But indeed strange considering the sequoia has only been brought to europe 75 years later...

Also, the girth of this tree is (apparently) 13.3m (on 1m height, standards of measuring, even in Europe, differ for one reason or another). I haven't had the occasion to measure it myself, since the tree is on private property.


(TO ALL VIEWERS): If you have any information about this tree ((real) age, circumference, etc...), please feel free to post it here as a comment! Thank you in advance.

(A TOUS LES LECTEURS:) Avez-vous des informations precises sur l' arbre (age, circonference)? Alors n' hesitez pas a poster une reaction ici SVP. Merci d' avance!

Vincent Mauritz on January 22, 2010

Séquoia Géant de Châlus / Giant sequoia of Châlus

Séquoia Géant / Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron Giganteum)

Age : +- 180 ans/years (1830-1840)

Circonférence: 12.6m à 1.50m (2009, special thanks to Jean-charles17 (circonférence de tronc la plus grande d’Europe pour un Séquoia / largest circumference in Europe of this cultivar),

Hauteur / Height: 43m, 32-34m suite à un impact de foudre / after being struck by lightning > SEE UPDATE !

Localisation: Châlus (Haute-Vienne), dans un jardin privé. / Location : Châlus (near Limoges, France), on private property.

Photo : Juillet 1993 / Picture taken in July 1993

Veuillez SVP jeter un coup d'oeil sur mes autres photos d'arbres remarquables en Europe (en cliquant sur mon nom), Merci. / Please have a look at my other pictures of remarkable trees in Europe (by clicking my name), Thank you.


Le sommet de l’ arbre a récemment été coupé et cerclé, du aux suites d’un foudroiement. Merci beaucoup `a geoffp et Jean-charles17 pour l’ information! Veuillez visiter leur sites pour plus de photos actuelles de l’arbre !

The top of the tree has been recently cut off, after a lighting strike some years ago. Many thanks to geoffp and Jean-charles17 for the information! Please visit their sites for viewing the current condition of the tree!

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