Greatest tree girth ever
Castanea sativa
Italy (Mt Etna,Sicily)
The tree with the greatest girth ever, measured 57.9 m (190 ft) and belonged to the European chestnut (Castanea sativa), known as the Tree of the Hundred Horses (Castagno di Cento Cavalli) on Mt Etna, Sicily, Italy, in 1770 and 1780. It is now in three parts, widely separated.