The Tallest Tree In The World

Continuing my tree-themed posts, I have researched the tallest tree. It is called ‘Hyperion’, and is a California Redwood in the Redwood National Park.

It is 600 years old, and stands 380 feet tall. (116 metres)

To give you come idea of how tall that is, it is taller than the Statue of Liberty, taller than Big Ben in London, and more than twice as high as the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

So the world’s oldest tree and the world’s tallest tree are both to be found in the American state of California.

50 thoughts on “The Tallest Tree In The World

    1. We have to have our Oak trees cut back in March. They are so tall, it has to be done by a professional company, every five years. It is very expensive, the price this year is around 1400 Euros for a two-day job.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  1. We live in the heart of the sierra redwoods, and they commonly grow 250-300 feet tall. Pretty awe-inspiring when you’re in the middle of a grove of redwoods.

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  2. I’ve been to the redwood forest it’s extraordinary. I’m a huge lover of trees, I think their energy, strength, and nobility are something to be admired! And even though you feel quite small when you’re in there presence, it’s humbling. 💕C

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  3. This is interesting, Pete. I have a picture of this tree with a man standing next to it for comparison. It is certainly massively tall. I think you should look up the world’s oldest cultivated tree. I would expect it to be in Europe.

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  4. When I was 13 years old, our family took its first commercial airline flight. We flew from Kansas City to San Francisco, rented a car, and, as part of our visit, traveled to Muir Woods. Although redwoods like Hyperion can grow to soaring heights, the tallest tree in Muir Woods is currently only 258 feet (79 m) tall. I have no idea what the height of the tallest redwood was over half a century ago when we toured the woods, but I do remember being awestruck.

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      1. We are having major wind storms along the west coast right now, and I worry that some of the massive older trees may come down…but there are still major protections in place to keep them safe from society!

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  5. Trees are much unappreciated. I worry every year about the California redwoods. I imagine those really tall trees would survive a forest fire, after all a natural fire cleanses the forest floor, but today’s fires are out of control and that is terrifying.

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