Redwood records are based on three things: the height of the tree, the total volume of the tree, or the girth of the trunk.
John Montague, a North Coast man, claims to have found the redwood with the largest girth, measuring 29.2 feet at breast height. The location of the tree has not been divulged, but the measurements have been confirmed by redwood expert Zane Moore. The current official record-holder has a diameter of 27.4 feet.
The newly-discovered tree is 254 feet tall, which is an average height for a full-grown redwood. It is estimated to be 2400-2500 years old.