Norway's Tallest Trees Found

Photo: Bernt-Havard Oyen, Skog og landskap | Thurs fight noble firs is the highest trees. Soon the 50 meters high. Giant Abies is a rare plant species in Norway.

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The trees were found in Sogn and Fjordane. The trees were measured in plantations established in 1942 in Øygardslia in the town. In 68 years, the tree has grown 47.2 meters and continues to grow nearly one meter annually.

Highest in the West

Norwegian Forest and Landscape has recently completed the measurements of several trees which are more than 45 meters in the fjord regions in western Norway and found the tallest trees.

The five largest trees in Norway

1.Giant Abies , Øygardslia , Sogn og Fjordane.

Height: 47.2 m (measured in autumn 2010). Age 72 years.

2.Giant Abies , Øygardslia , Sogn og c.

Height: 47.0 m (measured in autumn 2010). Age 72 years.

3.Sitka spruce , Tippetue , Bergen, Hordaland.

Height: 46.0 m (measured in autumn 2008). Age 113 years .

4.Common spruce, Bergsvik , Masfjorden , Hordaland.

Height: 46.0 m (measured in autumn 2008). Age Approx. 135 years.

5.Common spruce, Bergsvik , Masfjorden , Hordaland.

Height: 45.5 m (measured in autumn 2008). Age Approx. 135 years.

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