Meet the Biggest/Tallest Trees in the World

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The biggest tree in the world or the worlds tallest tree is the “Hyperion” or “Coast Redwood” or “Sequoia Sempervirens”.

On August 2006, Michael Taylor and Chris Atkins both discovered this giant tree. This tree was found at a very remote spot in Redwood National Parks. The exact location as to where you can see this tree is still maintained a secret due to the fear that tourist traffic might disrupt the tree’s ecosystem. However, this huge tree’s area is been estimated to be 502-sqaure meters & is approximately about 700 to 800 years old.

The redwood species contains the largest and tallest trees in the world. These trees can live thousands of years. The three redwood subfamily genera are Sequoia and Sequoiadendron of California and Oregon , USA; and Metasequoia in China. Only two of the genera, Sequoia and Sequoiadendron , are known for massive trees. Metasequoia , with the living species and Metasequoia glyptostroboides , are much smaller.

John Steinbeck wrote about the redwood. “The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always. No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a redwood tree. The feeling they produce is not transferable. From them comes silence and awe. It’s not only their unbelievable stature, nor the color which seems to shift and vary under your eyes, no, they are not like any trees we know, they are ambassadors from another time.”

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