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World’s Tallest and Largest Trees

Published by nobert soloria bermosa in Science
June 8th, 2008

Certified list of largest trees and tallest trees in the world.

Tallest trees refer to the height of the tree and largest trees refer to the volume of its trunk. Here are the world’s 5 tallest and 4 largest trees.

Tallest Trees in the World

  1. Coast Redwood

    Hyperion, a Coast Redwood in California, at 115.5 m tall the tallest tree in the world, found in 2006. Hyperion is the name of a coast redwood tree in Northern California that has been confirmed to measure 115.55 m (379.1 feet), which ranks it as the world’s tallest known living tree. Despite its great height, Hyperion is not the largest known coast redwood; that distinction belongs to the Lost Monarch tree.

  2. Coast Douglas Fir

    Coast Douglas-fir is a very tall tree, the second-tallest conifer in the world (after Coast Redwood). Trees 60-75 m (200-250 feet) or more in height and 1.5-2 m (5-6 feet) in diameter are common in old growth stands, and heights of 100-120 m (300-400 feet) were reported by early lumbermen. The tallest living specimen is the “Doerner Fir”, (previously known as the Brummit fir), 100.3 m tall, at East Fork Brummit Creek in Coos County, Oregon. The stoutest is the “Queets Fir”, 4.85 m diameter, in the Queets River valley, Olympic National Park, Washington. It commonly lives more than 500 years and occasionally more than 1,000 years

  3. Australian Mountain-ash

    Eucalyptus regnans, known variously by the common names Mountain Ash, Victorian Ash, Swamp Gum, Tasmanian Oak or Stringy Gum, is a species of Eucalyptus native to southeastern Australia, in Tasmania and Victoria. It is known to attain heights over 295 feet (90 meters) and is described as the tallest of the flowering plants.

  4. Sitka Spruce

    The Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis) is a large coniferous evergreen tree growing to 50-70 m tall, exceptionally to 90 m tall, and with a trunk diameter of up to 5 m. It is by far the largest species of spruce and the third tallest conifer species in the world (after Coast Redwood and Coast Douglas-fir). It acquires its name from the community of Sitka, Alaska.

  5. Giant Sequoia

    This Giant Sequoia or Sequoiadendron giganteum is 94.9 m (311.4 ft) tall located in Redwood Mountain Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, California, United States

Largest Trees in the World

The top four species measured so far are:

  1. Giant Sequoia

    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. It was named after General William Tecumseh Sherman, American Civil War leader in 1879. Measuring over 115 meters, the Hyperion in Redwood National park is currently the world’s tallest tree.

  2. Coast Redwood

    The second largest volume tree is the Del Norte Titan, discovered June 1998 in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, California. This tree has an estimated stem volume of 1044.7 cubic meters and is 93.57 m tall with a dbh of 7.22 m.

  3. Western Red Cedar

    Western red cedar is a large tree, to 50-60 m tall and 3 m (exceptionally 6 m) trunk diameter. The Quinault Lake red cedar (left) is the largest known western red cedar in the world with a wood volume of 500 cubic meters. It is located near the northwest shore of Lake Quinault north of Aberdeen, Washington.

  4. Kauri Tane Mahuta Tree

    Tane Mahuta, a giant Kauri in the Waipoua Forest of Northland Region, New Zealand. The tree’s Maori name means “Lord of the Forest” and is the name of a god in the Maori pantheon. Tāne Mahuta is the most massive kauri known to stand today. It is 51 meters (169 feet) in height, and has a circumference of 13.8 meters (45 feet). There is no proof of the tree’s age, but it is estimated to be between 1250 and 2500 years old. The trunk girth is 13.77 m, the trunk height is 17.68 m, the total height is 51.2 m and the trunk volume is 244.5 m3. It is the most famous tree in New Zealand and the oldest.

However, the Alerce Fitzroya cupressoides, as yet un-measured, may well slot in at third or fourth place, Montezuma Cypress Taxodium mucronatum, and Old Lost Monarch and other giants are also likely to be high in the list. The largest angiosperm tree is an Australian Mountain-ash (Eucalyptus regnans) in Tasmania, known as the “Two Towers” tree, with a volume of 430 m³ (15,185 cu ft

For more amazing and interesting trees see

11 More Spectacular Trees From Around the World

Spectacular Trees From Around the World

The Oldest and Stoutest Trees in the World

Famous Oak Trees in the World

Historic Trees From Around the World

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58 Comments
  1. Liane Schmidt
    Posted June 8, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Great article and pictures.

    Best wishes.

    Sincerely,

    -Liane Schmidt.

  2. tracy sardelli
    Posted June 8, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    wonderful article, lovely pictures, thank you for sharing.

  3. Ruby Hawk
    Posted June 8, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Just wonderful. I love trees.

  4. Rana Sinha
    Posted June 8, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Lovely article, thanks. Great pics. Great trees are fascinating, as if they have great wisdom and could talk like in the Lord of the Ring.

  5. Judy Sheldon
    Posted June 8, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Fascinating information. Thanks you for sharing.

  6. Anna Ski
    Posted June 8, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Wow, I guess people like to sit under them and think, how about sitting under one of these! Great info.

  7. Lucy Lockett
    Posted June 8, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    They sure are something to behold!

  8. salvatore
    Posted June 9, 2008 at 9:46 am

    great article, thanks buddy.

  9. quiet voice
    Posted June 10, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    ..Hi guy, very interesting info., on
    very lovely and different trees. Great
    job. Take care.

  10. Eddie Starr
    Posted June 11, 2008 at 4:59 am

    Trees are awesome, good article!

  11. hugo salinas
    Posted June 16, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    do you consider the Mexican Sabino (Ahuehuete) or bald Cypress?

    http://www.nyu.edu/projects/julian/tulepix.html

  12. The Non-Returner
    Posted June 28, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Great job Nobert! Yet another stunning article! Keep it up!

  13. M. D. Vaden of Oregon
    Posted July 3, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Howdy.

    I believe that the Lost Monarch is actually the largest. They gymnosperm database man said that Lost Monarch is two merged stems and Del Norte is one.

    But I was at the Lost Monarch myself, and it is a single stem from Diameter Breast High (dbh) and downward. It is not two stems all the way to the soil. So as a Certified Arborist, I can confirm Dr. Sillett’s measurements that Lost Monarch is indeed larger than Del Norte Titan.

    Wikipedia now lists Del Norte as 3rd largest, Iluvatar as 2nd largest and Lost Monarch as largest. Sillett measures actual wood volume, therefore his systems is more accurate than the point system used by the Gymnosperm database.

    Images are here:

    http://www.mdvaden.com/grove_of_titans.shtml

    Use of one image is permitted if copyright remains intact, if you care to utilize one of the images.

    Best,

    M. D. Vaden of Oregon

  14. matsuri kizurame LONDON,ONTARIO
    Posted January 8, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    this info helped me ace my project thaks alot YOU ROCK ,XoXo

  15. Anonymous
    Posted January 27, 2009 at 1:22 am

    i’ve seen the largest Kauri tree in the world, (near Auckland, New Zealand) just amazing

  16. Tracy
    Posted March 5, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    That was awesome. Thanks for the pics, I would like to do tree climbing one day.

  17. jose' manas
    Posted March 30, 2009 at 9:56 am

    these truly the world tallest trees….although there might be something bigger.

  18. ;pkp
    Posted March 30, 2009 at 10:02 am

    i hate this

  19. anonymous
    Posted March 30, 2009 at 10:04 am

    this rules

  20. Moosa
    Posted April 1, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Nilambur of Kerala in india a palntation claims the tallest live standing TEAK wood in Asia

  21. Alex
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Thanks for sharing, this page will help me plan my trip to see some of these spectacular wonders. I can hardly wait.

    Peace to all

  22. Ladislaus
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Super duper!

  23. gavster
    Posted May 13, 2009 at 1:53 am

    The largets kauri ever officially measured was Kairaru at 735m3 (20.12m Girth and 30.5m Height of the bole). There was two Kauri trees larger than this but never officially measured, they were the Mercury Bay Colossus and the Tararu Creek Kauri which was possibly up to 900m3. Unfortunately these all succumbed to fire/lightening strikes in the late 1800s

  24. gina
    Posted May 27, 2009 at 11:34 am

    this is a big ass tree

  25. Alex
    Posted May 27, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    WOW!!!!!!!

  26. iz
    Posted June 10, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    this has really help with my homework! thank you!!

  27. tony
    Posted July 11, 2009 at 8:51 am

    awesome. I am growing a few sequoias and redwoods, looking to bonsai them. do you have any experience there? any suggestions?

  28. Posted August 6, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    you call that a tall tree

  29. x
    Posted August 18, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    i hope that there will be more tall trees.

  30. Juancav
    Posted August 24, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Giant of the nature.

  31. Aruna Kumara
    Posted September 17, 2009 at 3:00 am

    This is a wonderful and very useful article. As a srilankan and also a nature lover i am proud to thank you so much.

  32. Posted September 23, 2009 at 10:57 am

    suck my chode, burn them down for all i care

  33. Posted September 23, 2009 at 10:58 am

    yeah trees are for hippy lame-os. who needs oxygen anyways?

  34. Anup Ghosh
    Posted December 17, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    can the giant sequoia grow in india? if yes how can I got it?

  35. Joe Pecoraro
    Posted January 13, 2010 at 2:36 am

    Love the pictures and the interesting facts attatched! Thanks.

  36. bber67
    Posted January 15, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    no info in this website

  37. pat
    Posted January 20, 2010 at 9:38 am

    nice…….

  38. charlyn
    Posted January 21, 2010 at 6:19 am

    trees.. is so helpful to us human i love it… trees protects us from any danger.. 09168836857 text me…. i want to be a journalist.. need a friend

  39. pinkgirl
    Posted January 21, 2010 at 6:43 am

    i want the western red cedar

  40. Joel
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 12:55 am

    Joel rodriguez is a dude that is single and he was wonderin if there are any tree huggers out there for him so hit him up 2149140546. I and no ugly lookin ozzin with green s**t and tree limbs commin out of there body. Ok so hit me up plz I’ll do stuff to u in tha bed if that is what u want

  41. Posted March 15, 2010 at 11:11 am

    i hoped to see something like a MOTHER TREE like in awatar :D :D :D

  42. pramod
    Posted March 16, 2010 at 10:56 am

    These are rare information in red books.

  43. S4dha2ara bab4
    Posted November 6, 2010 at 7:31 am

    verygood article

  44. emily
    Posted November 14, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    your trees are big !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. aiptek7
    Posted November 15, 2010 at 9:31 am

    wowowowowowowoowwoowwowowowowowowowowowoow treeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss i love them

  46. jiten
    Posted December 15, 2010 at 2:41 am

    hi, guys

    It’s realy a good to know information.

  47. josephine
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Lovely photos and thanks for sharing. I live close to the park where the Del Norte Titan is. In a book and online, I read that it may have a marsh near it or other redwoods in the grove of titans where its supposed to be. The last time I hiked in the park, I found a huge marsh area along Mill Creek where Mill Creek trail meets the Nickerson Ranch trail. There were small and big redwoods near the trail, but some gigantic looking trunks and tops around the edge. I hope I got close. The water is there, there marsh is there and giant trees are there. Now which ones are they?

  48. Shawn South Africa
    Posted January 7, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Awsome article though you should also look at Boabab trees, they are not very tall (25m max) but they are defnitely the widest trees. I have been to one in the northern part of South Africa which has a 11m diameter and 43m circumference and is estimated 3000 years old (Big Tree). I also went to another one where there is a small bar and wine cellar inside its trunk (Sunland Boabab).

  49. Posted January 12, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Your Triond articles are being followed by The Triond Experiment blog and when your articles happen to be related to the blog posts, your article links are automatically pulled up and attached with the blog posts as “Read Related Articles”.

    This article is currently showed a “Read Related Article” under Five Largest Lakes in the World .

    Thanks and best of luck!

  50. salik
    Posted January 17, 2011 at 10:46 am

    hi this is salik
    i love forest and specially trees so thanks for sharing this wonderful pics.

  51. Posted February 22, 2011 at 11:19 am

    awsome!!!!!!!

  52. Mary Shawn
    Posted May 22, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Great article! I’m glad I ran across it. I’m looking for–and perhaps missed it–information on a tree near Scotia CA which I’ve seen and read about in my grandfather’s journal, now MIA. It has three barstools and a bar in it–or did. He stopped there during his trip to CA in the late 30’s. Does anyone know anything about it? I’d appreciate your help. Thanks, Mary Shawn

  53. Posted May 22, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Hi Mary,
    The only tree I know with a bar is the Big Baobab-take a look

    http://scienceray.com/biology/botany/spectacular-trees-from-around-the-world/

  54. Patriciah John
    Posted July 14, 2011 at 3:22 am

    This is good info. I wish we had something unique in Kenya that we could show-cse. I love nature and I like to read history of things like this. Good work and pictures as well. Hope nature will be well taken care of.

  55. Posted August 8, 2011 at 12:46 am

    its a wonderful artical

  56. khushi dahiya
    Posted September 12, 2011 at 7:39 am

    I alwayys search on the internet for amazing information but this is the best infformation .it;s a great article. when i told it to my professor,he was glad that the one who always break the plaaants and hated nature very much knows the largest tree and flowers. every one around me was clapping and this clapping for me i heard before two to three years before.I am very glad now and love the nature very much . hope our naturewill be safe!

  57. Prabinkumar Neog
    Posted December 7, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Very interesting and informative article.

  58. Posted January 17, 2012 at 5:16 am

    I want to visit all these places and hug all these trees. I felt like these are our ancestors. I specifically liked the General Sherman. Thanks for such a superb information.

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