The Tallest Tree in the World

Where can you find Hyperion, the name of a redwood tree that's the tallest known living tree in the world?

And the answer: the United States.

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Found in northern California, the tallest trees in the world are redwoods, also known as Sequoias. These trees can easily reach heights of 300 feet (91 meters). The tallest of them all, Hyperion, stands at 380 feet tall and is estimated to be between 600 and 800 years old. That's three stories taller than the Statue of Liberty!

The earliest redwoods are said to have showed up on Earth not long before the dinosaurs. This ancient species has been on our planet longer than flowers, spiders and, of course, humans.

Currently, the oldest living redwood is around 2,200 years old. Its thick trunk and bark help keep it healthy while protecting against natural disasters such as forest fire, and other natural erosion such as insects and rot. Along with all others of the coast redwood species, the only place in the world that Hyperion can grow is along the coast of California in the United States.

Watch this video to immerse yourself in the quiet charm of the Redwood forest:

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