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At the foot of a tropical tree, Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, Central African Republic
The girth of a tree is usually much easier to measure than the height, as it is a simple matter of stretching a tape round the trunk, and pulling it taut to find the circumference.
As a general standard, tree girth is taken at "breast height". This is cited as dbh (diameter at breast height) in tree and forestry literature. This tropical tree in the Dzanga-Ndoki National Park has an enormous girth compared to the size of Peter Prokosch.