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Largest North American Pine Trees By Volume

These measurements and volume/height data are from Robert Van Pelt's Book or Michael Taylor using laser and relaskope or direct tape wrap.

Sugar Pine

(Pinus lambertiana)


Rank	  Height		Dbh			 Volume			Name, Location, Notes--			 
	(feet) (m)		(feet) (m)		(ft)(m)
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1	206.0 62.8 		11.0 3.34 		8,990 255		Whelan, Girl Scout Camp Property, Dorington, Ca. In a class by itself. Massive columnar trunk from top to bottom.
2	209.0 63.7		11.5 3.52 		7,230 205		Pickering Pine, On a high perched bench above the North Fork Stanislaus River. Base is hollowed out.
3	202.0 61.6		 9.8 3.00 		6,600 187 		Calaveras Colossus, back side of ridge above South Calaveras Grove. Spring fed. Base is hollowed out.
4	209.0 63.7		 9.1 2.78		5,540 157		One Armed Bandit, Grows 350 feet above Pickering Pine, North Fork Stanislaus River
5	269.2 82.1		 9.2 2.81 		5,390 153 		Yosemite Giant, Near Hodgeson Meadow-Yosemite National Park. Tree is now dead, but still standing. Was Tallest known true pine tree in the world.
6	207.0 63.1		 8.7 2.65 		5,241 148 		Eldorado National Forest. Near Ice House Reservoir. Tapping a spring.
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Ponderosa Pine

(Pinus ponderosa)


Rank	  Height		Dbh			 Volume			Name, Location, Notes--			 
	(feet) (m)		(feet) (m)		(ft)(m)
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1	235.0 72.2		8.6 2.62		5,398 153		Ruby Tree. New AFA Co-Champion. Site altitude 5,300'. Eldorado National Forest. Measured by Bob Van Pelt in August 2011. About 7' thick at 50 feet up. Massive lower trunk
2	232.0 72.2		8.3 2.52		5,224 148		Lovitt Pine, Forest Glen Area, Trinity County, NW California. AFA Co-champion. site Altitude 4,400 ft. Massive upper trunk.
3	195.0 59.4		8.8 2.59		5,126 145		Clark's Creek Giant, Trinity County. Recently fell over. Measured by tape wraps. Dbh + peeled bark * 1.05 to compensate for radial shrinkage.
4	224.0 68.3		7.7 2.34		4,650 132		Talos, Calaveras County. Private Property. Measured with Vortex Solo RT by M. Taylor on 11/6/2011. Very columnar and symmetrical trunk.
5	228.6 69.7		8.2 2.50		4,543 129		Forest Glen Giant, Forest Glen Area, headwaters of Little Bear Wallow Creek. Dead standing. Dbh multiplied by 1.05 to compensate for radial shrinkage.
6	223.0 68.0		7.3 2.22		4,460 126		Grizzly Meadow Monarch, Grizzly Meadows, south of Yosemite National Park.
7	201.0 61.3		8.4 2.65		4,420 125		Mondo Pondo, El Dorado National Forest. Off Wentworth Springs Road. 70' crown spread. Measured with Vortex Solo RT by M. Taylor.
8	207.0 63.1 		8.1 2.47		4,163 118		Morris Meadow Monarch, Trinity Alps Wilderness. NE Edge of Morris Meadow. Large iteration near base but tree has only one trunk.
9	227.0 69.2		7.8 2.37		4,130 117		Hartman's Bar Tree, Middle Fork Feather River, Plumas National Forest
10	223.0 68.0		7.8 2.38		4,080 115		Bear Creek Twin, Trinity Alps Wilderness, Bear Creek 2 miles up hiking trail from Highway-3. Discovered by Al Gronski.
11	166.0 50.6		9.1 2.77		4,020 114		La Pine Giant,  Deschutes River, Central Oregon.
12	199.5 61.0		7.5 2.28		3,937 111		Indian Valley Giant, Indian Valley Creek, Trinity County. Main trunk splits into 4 large iterations. Unlogged due to being a "cull tree"
14	226.2 68.9		7.4 2.25		3,826 108		Wild Mad Giant, headwaters of Hayfork Creek, Trinity County, a few hundered feet off Wild Mad Road, a mile past Dubakella Mountain turnoff.
15	223.0 68.0		7.4 2.26		3,790 107		Fish Camp Pine, Yosemite National Park Mariposa entrance, USGS Bench Mark 3423.
16	206.7 63.0		7.8 2.37		3,550 101		Crazy Creek Tree, Trinity Alps Wilderness, Canyon Creek Trail, near Boulder Creek Lakes turnoff. Discovered by monty larson in 2005.
17	184.0 56.1		7.3 2.22		3,289 93		Childs Meadow Monarch, Largest Known Ponderosa of Lassen National Forest. 200' uphill from campsite #12 at Childs Meadow Campground.
18	221.0 63.4		6.7 2.04		3,220 91		Headwall Ponderosa, headwall of Allan Creek tributary 1500 ft above Highway-60	
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Jeffrey Pine

(Pinus jeffreyi)


Rank	  Height		 Dbh			Volume			Name, Location, Notes--			 
	(feet) (m)		(feet) (m)		(ft)(m)
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1	192.0 58.5		8.2 2.47		4,560 129		Eureka Valley Giant, Stanislaus National Forest, Eureka Valley. Killed by beetles. Former AFA champion. 
2	186.0 56.7		7.5 2.27		4,100 116		Smokey Jack, Tioga Pass Road, Yosemite National Park. 
3	173.0 52.7		7.5 2.31		3,830 109		Huntington Lake Giant, Hunting Lake, Southern Sierras.
4	173.0 52.7		7.3 2.22		3,660 104		Lost Bear Survivor, Glacier Point area, Yosemite National Park.
5	200.0 61.0		6.9 2.10		3,200 91		Brush Meadow Giant, Teakettle Experimental Forest near Shaver Lake.
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Western White Pine

(Pinus monticola)


Rank	  Height		Dbh			Volume			Name, Location, Notes--			 
	(feet) (m)		(feet) (m)		(ft)(m)
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1	222.0 67.7		6.72.05		 	3,210 92		Fish Camp Pine, Fish Lake, east of Medford Oregon. . 
2	210.0 64.0		6.82.06			2,530 72		Idaho Giant, Giant White Pine Campground off Highway 103, Clearwater National Forest, Idaho. Died in 1997.
3	227.0 69.2		6.62.01			1,850 52		Floodwood Giant, Floodwood State Forest, Idaho Panhandle.
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