The world’s largest tree is the Giant Sequoia. They can reach up to 378 feet and can grow to 23 feet in diameter. The largest of the Giant Sequoias is called General Sherman and resides in Sequoia National Park. It is 275 feet tall and weighs 6,000 tons making it the largest tree in total volume.
no it is not…
“The General Sherman is a giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) tree located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, California. By volume, it is the largest known living single stem tree on Earth. The General Sherman Tree is neither the tallest known living tree on Earth (that distinction belongs to the Hyperion tree, a Coast redwood), nor is it the widest (both the largest cypress and largest baobab have a greater diameter), nor is it the oldest known living tree on Earth (that distinction belongs to the Methuselah tree, a Great Basin bristlecone pine). With a height of 83.8 metres (275 ft), a diameter of 7.7 metres (25 ft), an estimated bole volume of 1,487 cubic metres (52,513 cu ft), and an estimated age of 2,300 – 2,700 years, it is however among the tallest, widest and longest-lived of all trees on the planet.” – Wikipedia.com
That’s correct. It is the largest tree in total volume. That is what I said.
The tree with what is likely the largest diameter is El Arbol del Tule, an Ahuehuete or Montezuma Cypress growing in Oaxaca, Mexico in the town of Santa Maria del Tule. The trunk of the tree is 33 feet in diameter and has a circumference of 178 feet. Originally thought to be multiple trees that had grown and fused together, DNA tests have shown that it is actually all one tree.
General Sherman is the largest tree, and is in fact the largest living thing on Earth. It’s also one of the oldest living things on Earth.
The largest tree species in the world is one of the three sequoia species. It is called the coast redwood. The two other species of sequoia are the giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) and the dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides). This particularly large species of sequoia, the coast redwood, grows along a very narrow coastal habitat down the coast of the Pacific Ocean in the western portion of the United States, mainly in California (Monumental Trees).
This form of sequoia is slightly thinner than the other species and this feature allows it to grow a bit larger, usually around 20m – 60m larger. Currently, the tallest known living tree is named Hyperion, which was measured as being 115m tall in 2006, this tree is a coast redwood. This world-renowned tree is located in Redwood National Park in California. “According to redwood standards, Hyperion is quite young and still growing vigourously. Sillett thinks the tree might be ‘only’ 600 years old, which is about 20 years in human time” (New Yorker).
General Sherman is the name of this Giant Sequoia. It is one of the tallest Giant Sequoia trees in the world with a height of about 275 feet (84.8 meters). Although not the tallest tree in the world (coast redwood being taller), it is the biggest in terms of volume, making it the world’s largest known single organism by volume. As of 2002, the volume of its trunk measured about 1487 cubic meters. The tree is located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in the US. The tree is believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years old.
All sources say definitively that General Sherman is the largest tree in the world. But the trembling giant colony of quaking aspen trees in Utah, is thought to be the HEAVIEST living organism on earth, this the heaviest tree; this colony of trees all stems from one root system and each tree is an identical genetic copy of one another. It’s estimated to weigh more than 6,600 tons (6,000,000 kg) and be amongst the oldest living organisms on earth. Though the identity of this organism as a single tree is still being debated, it deserves some mention in this discuss.
I think it is a coast redwood
According to Illinois State University, in current times, the trees with the greatest recorded measurements thrive along the Redwood Creek in California, with one of these great redwood giants reaching 368 feet into the air, higher than other officially recorded trees living at this time. There have been claims of gum trees and eucalyptus trees growing even taller, and in the past, Douglas firs at over 400 feet tall have been measured.
I have seen in person what is supposedly the world’s largest spruce tree. It is located in Quinault, WA. It is a charming place, but also mysterious. The road to get there is wall to wall trees, some that are probably over a hundred feet tall. It is a beautiful part of the world, shady, dark, cold, rainy, and incredibly lush. There is a little hike through this gorgeous wilderness to the tree, but it is breif and nothing diffifcult. The tree itself is definitely worth seeing. It is overwheliming in its size and age. Check out the size of the people in this picture compared with the tree!
Hi this is one of the largest tree in the world.
giant sequoia / wellingtonia
large coned douglas fir
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