Largest Cedar

This data was collected by Robert Van Pelt and is from his book, Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast.

Largest recorded western red cedar had a slow tapering single stem trunk over 22' in diameter. Darius Kinsey Collecion, Whatcom Museum of History & Art...Courtesy Robert Van Pelt

Western Red Cedar

(Thuja plicata)

	
Rank	  Height		  Dbh			Volume			Name, Location, Notes--			 
	(m)  (feet)		(m)  (feet)		(m) (ft)
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1	53.0 174.0		5.94 19.5		500 17,650		Quinalt Lake Cedar, Quinalt Lake Rain Forest-Olympic National Park.Nominated in 1941 by F.W. Matias as AFA champion. Barely alive. Largest tree outside California and New Zealand.
2	55.5 182.0		5.84 19.2		449 15,870		Cheewhat Lake Cedar, West Coast Vancouver Island-Pacific Rim National Park.
3	52.1 171.0		5.65 18.5		434 15,330		Nolan Creek Cedar, Nolan Creek. Washing State Department of Natural Resources land, SW Washington.
4	59.4 195.0		5.50 18.0		351 12,410		Willaby Creek Tree, Quinalt Lake Rain Forest-Olympic National Park.  
5	37.5 123.0		5.99 19.6		350 12,370		Kalaloch Cedar, Olympic National Park. Highway 101 Coastal Strip.
6	46.9 146.0		5.54 18.5		293 10,350  		Big Mother Cedar, Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia.
7	44.5 146.0		5.91 19.4		292 10,320  		Stoltman Cedar, Kennedy Lake-Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia. Discovered by the late Randy Stoltmann
8	46.9 154.0		5.27 17.3		292 10,310  		Niawiakum Giant, Headwaters of the Niawiakum River. Weyerhaeuser land, SW Washington. 
9	45.7 150.0		5.64 18.5		278 9,810  		Seal Slough Cedar, Headwaters of the Niawiakum River. Weyerhaeuser land, SW Washington. Area is total clear cut accept for the giant cedar. Tree now barely alive.		
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Incense Cedar

(Calocedrus decurrens)



Rank	  Height		  Dbh			Volume			Name, Location, Notes--			 
	(m)  (feet)		(m)  (feet)		(m) (ft)
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1	50.3 165.0		3.78 12.4		223 7,860		Devil's Canyon Colossus, Devil's Canyon Basin, Marble Mountain WildernessNearly twice the size of closest competitor. Possible larger 15' dbh specimen in Siskyous not yet verified.
2	41.8 137.0		3.94 12.9		123 4,350		Tannen Lakes Titan, East shore of Tannen Lake, near Red Buttes Wilderness, Cal/Oregon border.
3	43.0 141.0		2.77 9.1		82  2,890		Big Bear Cedar, Trinity Alps Wilderness, Bear Creek. Grows a few hundred yards past Bear Creek Twin giant ponderosa.
4	43.6 143		2.84 9.3		75  2,640		Lonesome Meadow Monarch, Lonesome Meadow, Rogue-Umpqua Divide, Southern Oregon
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Yellow Cedar

(Chamaecyparis nootkatensis)

Rank	  Height		  Dbh			Volume			Name, Location, Notes--			 
	(m)  (feet)		(m)  (feet)		(m) (ft)
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1	46.9 154.0		3.31 10.9		188 6,650		Admiral Broeren, Memekay Rivery Valley, Vancoucer Island, BC
2	61.0 200.0		4.16 13.7		175 6,200		Sergeant RandAlly, Crown Land north of Campbell River, Vancoucer Island, BC.
3	39.3 129.0		3.65 12.0		128 4,530		Big Creek Cedar, Big Creek Trail near Lake Quinalt, Olympic National Park, WA
4	45.1 148.0		3.32 10.9		128 4,520		General Buxton, Kelsey Bay. Crown Land, TFL#39. Vancouver Island, BC
5	39.6 130.0		2.28 7.5		103 3,650		Cypress Park Cedar, Cypress Provincial Park, Vancouver Island, BC
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Port Orford Cedar

(Chamaecyparis lawsoniana)

Rank	  Height		  Dbh			Volume			Name, Location, Notes--			 
	(m)  (feet)		(m)  (feet)		(m) (ft)
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1	69.8 229.0		3.65 12.0		142 5,020		Elk Creek Champion, Elk Creek, Coquille River Valley, Oregon.
2	62.8 206.0		2,75 9.0		102 3,610		Coquille Falls Tree, Coquille River Valley, Oregon.
3	71.6 235.0		2.60 8.5		86 3,020		Survivor,  Coquille River Valley, Oregon.
4	69.5 228.0		2.56 8.4	 	84 2,970		Neighbor,  Coquille River Valley, Oregon.
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