The General Sherman sequoia tree, in the Sequoia National Park, holds the record for the worlds biggest tree. It is 274.9 feet tall, weighs 2.7 million pounds, and measures at 52,508 cubic feet.
While the world’s tallest tree is the Mendocino in Ukiah, CA. It is 367 feet and 6 inches tall, which is 5 time the height of the statue of liberty.
Soaring 275 feet high the General Sherman is the largest tree in the world. It has been around longer than the typical lifestyle of 20 humans! Its home is in Sequoia National Park located in Visalia, California.
Here’s a photo of General Sherman and a great link for info about the world’s tallest trees.
The largest tree at the present is the Sequoiadendron called General Sherman. It has been the largest only since about 1930, just over 52,000 cubic feet. Almost 275 feet tall.
Until 1930, Coast Redwoods – Sequoia sempervirens – were the largest, documented up to 60,000 & 90,000 cubic feet. Virtually twice the size of General Sherman. Following the fall or removal of those larger Coast Redwoods, General Sherman and about 6 other Sequoiadendron became the largest. The 8th largest tree in the world is still a Coast Redwood called Lost Monarch.
Wikipedia Sequoia sempervirens page and Sequoiadendron giganteum page both have tables with sizes and heights of the largest and tallest.
The tallest redwood related trees have been the Coast Redwood. Hyperion has been the tallest since 2006. From 2000 to 2006, Stratosphere Giant was the tallest. Some Giant Sequioia though, can reach at least 300 feet which is still very substantial.
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