Baobab Tree Tanzania Superlative Trees

Trees with the Thickest Limbs in the World

This list is limited to horizontal or nearly horizontal limbs, in which the governing growth factor is phototropism. Vertical or near vertical limbs, in which the governing growth factor is negative geotropism, are called “reiterations” and are really divisions of the trunk, which by definition must be less than the trunk as a whole and therefore less remarkable. The thickest trunks have already been dealt with under “stoutest”.

List of Thickest Tree Limbs by Species

SpeciesDiameterTree nameLocation
Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)3.812.6The Big Limb TreeAtwell Mills Grove, Sequoia National Park, California.
Za (Adansonia za):2.79The Ampanihy Baobabnorth of Morombe, Madagascar.
African baobab (Adansonia digitata)2.48The Big TreeMessina Nature Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa.
Coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)2.17KronosAtlas Grove, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.
Kauri (Agathis australis )2.17Nga MahangahuaTutamoe State Forest, North Island, New Zealand
The White oak, (Quercus alba)1.86The Wye OakWye Mills, Maryland
Kapok or Silk Cotton Tree (Ceiba pentandra)1.86
Canary Island Dragon Tree (Dracaena draco)1.755.75The Orotava TreeOrotava, Tenerife, Canary Islands
Moreton Bay Fig (Ficus macrophylla)1.75.5Sydney Botanical Gardens, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Silver Fir ( Abies alba )1.75.5Sabin CandelabreJura Alps of France, near the Swiss border.
Rain Tree (Samanea saman) Caesalpinaceae1.525.0The Caribbean region. This one near Nagarote, Nicaragua.
California Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) Fagaceae.1.54.92California. This one four miles west of Gilroy, California.