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Redwood National and State Parks, U.S.A.



world tallest tree


Hyperion is the name of a Sequoia Sempervirens, the world's tallest known living tree located in the Redwood National and State Parks, California (Western U.S.A.). It is 115,61 m (379.3 ft) high.

World Tallest Tree
photo by Kai Schreiber

The biggest tree in terms of volume (1.487 mc) is the General Sherman, a giant Sequoiadendron Giganteum located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, California (U.S.A.).
It is also the longest-lived of all trees on the planet with an estimated age of 2.300 - 2.700 years and his name is in honor of William Tecumseh Sherman, a general of the American Civil War.