Italy’s Tallest Tree in Vallombrosa

An American transplant — a Douglas fir from Canada or the northern United States located in the forest reserve of Vallombrosa (Reggello) in the province of Florence, has been identified as the tallest tree in Italy.

A group of volunteer agronomists assisted by tree climbers from the Italian region of Friuli whose passion is to study giant trees in Europe and throughout the world.  The team provided the official measurements: the North American fir is 204 ft. (62.4m) high with a trunk circumference of 10.8 ft (3.3m).

To see a photo gallery of the tree and the nature reserve, visit Florence’s La Repubblica news site.