Nature’s creations are versatile, fascinating and really complex. Trees are one of such creations that are not only an integral part of our ecosystem on which life form relies for breathable air, but also what makes the planet earth green and beautiful. But, here, we will take a break from ecosystem or environmental jargon and will talk about the tallest trees in the world so far humankind has discovered. Trees have a lifespan of hundreds and thousands of years unless uprooted by natural disasters or chopped down by humans to lay asphalted highways. Below is the list of such survivors who claim to be tallest in the world.
Found in California, United state, Hyperion, Coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), was discovered as the tallest tree in 2006. It’s about 115.61 meters in height. For redwood, 100 meters is usual height while diameter can reach anywhere over 10 meter.
Belonging to species mountain ash or swamp gum (Eucalyptus regnans) is current tallest tree with a height of 99.8 meters was discovered in 2008 in Tasmania. It was lucky to survive wildfires in 1934. This tree has good hopes to exceed 100 meters height, if not axed or uprooted by winds.
Current tallest tree of coast Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii) species with a height of 99.4 meters was discovered in Oregon, United States in 1989 and was last measured in 2008.
Discovered in California in 2001, last measured in 2007, Raven’s Tower from species Stika spruce (Picea sitchensis) is 96 meters high. The original location isn’t disclosed but still it is sure that this tree is located somewhere in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.
Barangay Alegria Toog
Located in Agusan del Sur, Philippines, Toog belongs to species Philippine rosewood (Petersianthus quadrialatus) and was 96.9 meters high when last measured in autumn 2010.
Tallest Giant Sequoia
Discovered in California in 1998, Gaint Sequoia from species Sequoiadendron giganteum was 94.9 meters when last measured in July 2005.
Commonly found in most parts, it was considered a small tree until loggers discovered nearly 90 meter tall trees of Manna gum or white gum (Eucalyptus viminalis) back in 1990 .