What Is the Tallest Tree in the World?


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As of 2014, the tallest tree in the world is a coast redwood named Hyperion located in Redwood National Park in California. The tree is 379.1 feet tall.

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To prevent vandalism and protect the delicate ecosystem in the area, the exact located of Hyperion is not publicized. Hyperion is thought to be over 700 years old. Centurion, a eucalyptus tree in Tasmania, is estimated to be the second tallest tree in the world at 331.4 feet tall.

General Sherman, a giant sequoia in Sequoia National Park, is the largest tree on earth by volume at 52,508 cubic feet. The Lost Monarch, in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, is the largest coast redwood by volume at 42,500 cubic feet.

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