At the old website of ENTS yhere is a post of me of 2005 with some Quercus petraea photos. See: http://www.nativetreesociety.org/worldt ... _trees.htm
Hereby these photos anew. Two are of 1977 with the Jupiter oak (35 m tall, 6,8 m cbh) and myself in the Forest of Fontainebleau. This oak died around 1992 but the dead trunk is still standing.
The other is of the Partisan oak near the Vosges, eastern France, 32,7 m tall, 9,8 m cbh.
These two oaks are very large because old, but not especially tall. In several forests in France maximum heights of Sessile oak are reported as 40 to 44 m (131 - 144 ft), in one forest, the Forêt de Bercé, a maximum height of 47 m (154 ft) is given. We still have to measure them with sine based measurement or climbing.
In Germany the maximum height given for sessile oak is 44 m (144 ft) for old growth forests in the Spessart, southeast of Frankfurt am Main.