Top 10 Tallest Trees in the World

To plant a tree means to plant your future. Not only it would provide you with oxygen and shadow, but it would live for the future generations and keep the memory of the ancestors. Having a forest is equal or even better than having an actual gold or diamonds.
The trees are the lungs of our planet, shadow givers, oxygen transforming natural machines and our friends. Some of them don’t grow more than 4-5 meters but some of them are real and scary giants that go up in the sky for a few hundreds of meters. That is practically a skyscraper height. In today’s article we will introduce you with some of the tallest trees in the world. You would surprise to know that some of them are taller than a medium ten story building. Most of these tree giants are growing more and more with each year. They are more or less located in the same national park in California, while the people who work there are keeping their original location in secret because they are afraid that the curious tourists might occupy the spots where the trees grow and harm them in many different ways.

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1Mendocino Tree, USA

The type is Sequoia sempervirens and it grows graciously in California in the Montgomery Wood. Its height is measured up 119.20 meters with a 4,19 meters diameter of its stem. For long six years from 1996 to 2000, this was the tallest tree in the world.
Mendocino Tree, USA
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2Paradox

This tree grows in Rockefeller Forest in California and belongs to the type Sequoia sempervirens and goes up for 112.56 meters and the diameter of its stem is 3.90 meters. So if you wish to hug this tree, then you would need to ask probably more than fifteen people to make a ring around it. Pretty big and tall.
Paradox
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3Rockefeller

This is a Sequoya sempervirens tree which grows in Humboldt, California USA. Its amazing 112.60 meters are easily giving this tree its spot in the list of the tallest trees on our planet.
Rockefeller
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4Lauralin

This tree is also 112.60 meters tall and it also belongs to the type Sequoya sempervirens and it also grows in Humboldt, South Fork Eel River, in California. Apparently here the trees are tallest. Its diameter goes up to 4.54 meters.
Lauralin
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5Orion

Grows in Redwood, California, also the type of Sequoya sempervirens and it is tall 112.3 meters. If a human being stands next to it, the human would look like a tiny ant next to the stem diameter that is 4.33 meters.
Orion
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6The National Geographic Society

This Sequoya sempervirens is tall 112.71 m, and it also grows in Redwood, California. For one year (1994 to 1995) this was the tallest tree in the world.
The National Geographic Society
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7Stratosphere Giant

With its magnificent 113.11 meters, this tree was the tallest tree in the world in the year 2000. The great thing about it is that it still grows. Because lots of tourists were curious to see this tree, the exact location was never revealed. It also grows in Humboldt, Rockefeller Wood, California, but it is surrounded with other tall trees so it’s quite hard to detect which one it really is.
Stratosphere Giant
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8 Icarus

It goes 113.14 meters up in the air and it grows in the Redwoods, Redwood Creek inflow, California. Its stem diameter is also pretty wide with 3.78 meters. It also belongs to the Sequoya sempervirens type.
Icarus
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9Helios

This tree was holding the record for tallest tree from June 1 2006 till August 25, 2006 when was measured to be 114.58 meters tall. It is Sequoya sempervirens type and is another member of the Redwood in Redwood Creek inflow in California.
Helios
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10Hyperion

115.61 meters tall and 4.84 meters of its stem diameter, this Sequoya sempervirens took Helios first place on August 25, 2006. Like the rest of his green siblings, this tree also grows in a location that would never be publically revealed for tourists because it would be easily destroyed. Allegedly this tree is old for over 700 years.
Hyperion
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