The Worlds Tallest Tree is hidden by scientists in a Northern California Forest
The coast redwood, is the worlds tallest tree, and is one of the three sequoia tree species, along with the dawn redwood, and the Giant Sequoia. The Coast Redwoods grow in natural stands along a thin coastal area on the Pacific coast in Northern California.
Before we get to the actual tallest plant in the world lets talk about its little brother Stratosphere Giant which is also located in Northern California (yes its true everything is bigger in California) located in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park. The Stratosphere Giant, stands 369 feet.
Now on to the Worlds tallest tree which is being preserved by scientists from Humboldt State University and guys like Steve Sillett who dont want to see the tallest tree get destroyed. The tree which is nicknamed Hyperion lies somewhere in the Redwood National Park, and stands 379 feet 4 inches tall.
There are trees in the park that have more wood density and larger trunks such Del Norte Titan, but Hyperion is the tallest
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The hazel tree in my garden which a squirrel planted for me using a nut is only about 7'.
How could someone NOT notice that thing? I hope its protected against Multi corporate drooling wood happy loggers who want to make a small fortune off that wood!
and the forests of N Cali are vast and mostly unexplored. You're from that area (kind of), have you ever visited? Amazing!
We went thought the Sequoia and Red Wood tree forests. We stopped and tried to hug a tree.. for three of us.. we needed more people! I was so inspired by it I joined SAVE THE REDWOODS.. just so I could donate to that organization.. and was a Sierra Club member for a while.
I donated for a few years but eventually I Had to give up. Putting food on my table became more important.
There is trouble with the trees
For the oaks are making the maples feel inadequate
And the maples are all like, "Fuck you oaks!"
Really, really cool book.
It's about a couple of botanists and a convenience store clerk (I was going to say "ragtag band of explorers", but just couldn't bring myself to do it) who have spent decades tromping the most remote bits of northern California.
They started in search of a tree taller than the official world record-holder, and found dozens. It's just that remote up there, and that hard to get into or out of.
People climb the tallest mountains around the world, why not climb the tallest trees around the world. I'll bet I could climb the tallest tree on Easter Island with no trouble, even at my age. The tallest tree in California might be considerably more challenging!
I couldn't find a link but there was a giant Douglas fir in southern Oregon, over 300 feet tall. Somebody took a chain saw and cut it down. Maybe some out-of-work logger who was pissed at environmentalists and spotted owl lovers?
That might not have been the tallest tree in that forest, but it's a giant among the tall trees today.
when it was time to go somewhere? Her head would be under the couch, but her rear end would be sticking waaayyyy out from under the couch...but she was "hiding."