World’s Biggest and Tallest Tree

gen_sherman.jpgThe giant General Sherman sequoia holds the title of world’s biggest tree. It resides in Sequoia National Park, with a paved road to its doorstep. The tree is  274.9 feet tall, weighs 2.7 million pounds, and measures 52,508 cubic feet. The General Sherman is the biggest tree in volume, but not the tallest known tree in the world.

The world’s tallest tree is the Mendocino. It is a coastal redwood near Ukiah, California. It is 367-foot 6 inches tall, or five stories higher than the Statue of Liberty. There are no signs or arrows pointing to the Mendocino tree. It is kept a secret to protect the tree. Why? Because the previous tallest tree record holder the “Tall Tree” at 367 feet 10 inches tall, was inadvertently damaged over the years by tourists. The ground around the base of the redwood became hard-packed. from 1963 to 1970 the top ten feet of the tree died. By 1990, the ten feet of it’s top fell off. This is why there are fences around the trees today.

868837764_bf98bce540.jpgNow here is a sad fact: A century ago, California’s biggest redwoods usually were measured and admired only after they were cut down. Only 5 percent of the original redwood forest remains today, mostly in public parks and reserves.

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51 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. M. D. Vaden of Oregon
    May 04, 2008 @ 02:28:14

    Hi there.

    Just dropped in on this blog page, web surfing for redwood stuff.

    Hey…did you know that Hyperion discovered a couple of years ago, is the tallest redwood, at 379 feet – and a few extra inches?

    I have not had the urge to locate that one yet, but I did find the 2 undisclosed groves with the largest coastal redwoods – linked my name, and here it is in message box:

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

    If you search:

    Wikipedia Hyperion (tree)

    You should find the basics. As well as other references.

    Either way, they are really nifty trees in awesome forests.

    M. D. Vaden of Oreogn

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  2. Peter
    Jan 11, 2009 @ 15:24:08

    It’s like hunting. Cutting down trees to admire them like shooting animals for the beauty. Wow i got a 8 point antler. We’ll it won’t grow bigger now

    Reply

  3. Arunprodigy
    Mar 15, 2009 @ 00:05:29

    I love trees even more when they are old and dense. people please grow trees and make the world beautiful. I love the NEEM tree the most.

    Reply

  4. gn gautam, Suwasit gautam
    Mar 24, 2009 @ 10:23:18

    I would like to thank the concerned authority of the US Government for protecting such invaluable and renoun trees of this green planate.

    Reply

  5. lexi
    Apr 22, 2009 @ 13:22:26

    u should have a whole pick of the whole tree!! you can’t see how tall it is..

    Reply

  6. Random
    May 13, 2009 @ 08:29:34

    I really don’t get why they keep the worlds tallest tree a sectret

    Reply

  7. Cindy
    May 29, 2009 @ 15:17:31

    Wow that is a very tall tree.

    Reply

  8. catrina
    Aug 11, 2009 @ 23:28:14

    I think God made the tallest tree so we could admire His handi work!!!!Too bad we dont know where it is!!I would really love to see it!!!!=-)

    Reply

  9. Josh Thornsbury
    Aug 12, 2009 @ 17:59:36

    this tree is #!@$ gay as @#$

    Reply

  10. jhon
    Aug 13, 2009 @ 13:35:50

    hey do not say that

    Reply

  11. Anonymous
    Sep 02, 2009 @ 08:54:00

    im lerning abaot the talleest tree

    Reply

  12. Anonymous
    Oct 01, 2009 @ 04:19:14

    well the tallest tree can’t always be the tallest ’cause lightning can make it the shortest or smaller

    Reply

  13. summer
    Oct 01, 2009 @ 04:22:32

    the tallest tree can’t always be the tallest because if lightning struck it it could get shorter and shorter and older and older that they rot but they still stand

    Reply

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    Jan 05, 2010 @ 23:08:00

    ya dgyefzsldgjhse.;guiokjdsf,gljkfg

    Reply

  15. TSC
    Jan 18, 2010 @ 06:26:48

    Hi,

    was searching about trees and chanced upon your blog..i love your blog name ” enough coffee..” cool! I luv coffee and like the tag line.

    btw, i luv everything about trees too..they make me happy. Three things makes lightens my heart…trees, coffee and a good book!

    bravo!

    Reply

    • Anonymous
      Jun 08, 2011 @ 21:52:54

      where in the world did you people learn to talk? I’ve heard better language from 3rd graders. Anyway love the trees. They are very majestic.

      Reply

      • Z
        Jun 15, 2011 @ 19:34:10

        That is so funny. I was reading these comments and thinking the same thing. I showed the odd comments to my son and he somehow seemed to understand them. It must be some kind of strange new internet language….

  16. Anonymous
    Mar 03, 2010 @ 07:34:23

    Amazing! It was.

    Reply

  17. tom
    Mar 04, 2010 @ 01:35:58

    this is just awesome

    :D

    Reply

  18. sierra
    May 26, 2010 @ 02:26:08

    how would they whiegh the tree????????

    Reply

  19. Anonymous
    Jun 12, 2010 @ 13:41:21

    that tree is very huge to me but i have a bigger one

    Reply

  20. Michael
    Jul 08, 2010 @ 23:19:28

    “the previous tallest tree record holder … was inadvertently damaged over the years by tourists”

    People make me sick.
    They really are like a virus, juts like agent smith said.

    Reply

  21. Randy
    Jul 25, 2010 @ 04:21:14

    General Sherman is the biggest in mass, but the tallest tree in the world is in Humboldt County.

    Reply

  22. blake
    Sep 11, 2010 @ 20:24:17

    kitty kitty kitty kitty=)

    Reply

  23. blake
    Sep 11, 2010 @ 20:25:38

    dukey goober banana

    Reply

  24. chasity
    Sep 11, 2010 @ 20:27:07

    goofie guber

    Reply

  25. tyler
    Sep 11, 2010 @ 20:28:10

    dfre

    Reply

  26. carly
    Sep 11, 2010 @ 20:28:47

    xoxoxo

    Reply

  27. maggie
    Sep 11, 2010 @ 20:29:33

    can i pee

    Reply

  28. sweety shah, nandurbar
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 05:30:22

    I WOULD LIKE TO BE A TALLEST TREE IN MY NEXT BIRTH. I PRAY THAT GOD WILL FULFILL MY THIS WISH………….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

  29. emily campbell
    Oct 20, 2010 @ 20:03:56

    thats insain man that must of took years too grow

    Reply

  30. knowing
    May 03, 2011 @ 19:20:23

    Hey, ‘sweetie’, I’m with you on this one.
    Lonnie, what the heck is wrong with you. Just because you don’t believe in goodness – that’s your miserable choice. Keep it to yourself, man. The only people who know about ‘life after death’ are those who have died and come back. Unless you are one of those, you only have a lousy opinion. Stop being such a meany and stand back and admire the trees.

    Reply

  31. cdhf
    May 24, 2011 @ 01:30:01

    cool

    Reply

  32. Yusep
    Jan 23, 2012 @ 23:09:18

    wow its amazing……………

    Reply

  33. bryan
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 02:16:55

    ok i love people they tallest tree is god dam readwood

    Reply

  34. bryan
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 02:20:11

    ok i love how people don’t know the tallest tree it god dam readwood it sayings on top peg

    Reply

  35. bryan
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 02:27:04

    stop talking about god keep to uself we all not Religious

    Reply

  36. Luis
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 22:23:20

    I just went to the National Sequoia Forest and was lucky enough to have a park ranger talk about the general sherman tree. You can view a video of the park ranger talking about the worlds largest tree in the world here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSwFmUyQn2Q

    Reply

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