Wednesday, September 13, 2006

World's Tallest Tree Discovered

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the world's tallest tree has been discovered in Redwood National Park. The tree, called "Hyperion", is 115.2 meters tall. (The previous record holder, a tree in Humboldt State Park, was only 112.8 meters tall.)

The tree is an area that was only added to the national park in the Carter administration, very close to an old clear cut. There's more information at the Sierra Club site here.

1 comment:

M. D. Vaden of Oregon said...

Just stumbled on your older topic.

Note that photos of Hyperion are available to view now.

I located it this winter while the creek water levels were a bit lower.

Hyperion Redwood & Largest Redwoods Photos

First images online.

I was curious as well, to know what it even looked like.