Top 10 Tallest Trees The World

Coast Douglas fir(Height 99.7 meters)
Coast Douglas fir(Height 99.7 meters)

What is the biggest living organism in the world? You might think it is a blue whale, but living organisms are not limited to animals. Trees are some of the biggest living organisms present on the planet. While blue waves seldom touch a length of 30 meters, the tallest trees in the world push 100 meters. Read on to find out about the 10 tallest trees in the world,

Tallest Trees The World

1. Coast Redwood (Height 115.92 meters)

Scientifically named the Sequoia sempervirens, the tallest tree in the world belongs to this species. The name of the specific tree is Hyperion which is located in redwood Park in California in North America. The trees from this species often touch such massive heights and if you go hiking in the National Park you’d surely feel like a dwarf.

Imagine how old the tree must be to grow to this height. Well, no need to keep imagining we know that the tree is at least 600 years old. Some even date it to be 700 years old. The exact location of the tree is kept unmarked to prevent it from any intentional or unintentional damage.

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Coast Redwood (Height 115.92 meters)
Coast Redwood (Height 115.92 meters)

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2. Yellow Meranti (Height 100.8 meters)

These trees are found in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. On the island of Borneo, in Malaysia, stands the tall tree which is named Menara. The name means a tall tower in the local Malay language. The tree belongs to the Shoreafaguetiana species and is found on the islands as well as the Asian mainland.

This tree was only recently measured, in 2019 by some researchers. This is also not the sole tree in the species that measures this much. Another tree, found in this region of Borneo only, reaches the almost same height. This tree is also recorded to be the tallest tree that produces flowers.

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Yellow Meranti (Height 100.8 meters)
Yellow Meranti (Height 100.8 meters)

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3. Mountain Ash (Height 100.5 meters)

This huge tree is from the island of Tasmania in Australia. It belongs to the scientifically called Eucalyptus regnans species. This tree too was measured only in 2009 when better technologies like LIDAR became prevalent.

This tree is found in a little patch of forest and it’s a miracle that it has survived logging by humans and forest fires for this long. Two more tall trees of the same species stood near it. Unfortunately, forest fires destroyed one of them, but the centurion survived. Some measurements tell us that the tree is still growing, although very slowly.

Mountain Ash (Height 100.5 meters)
Mountain Ash (Height 100.5 meters)

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4. Coast Douglas fir (Height 99.7 meters)

These trees are found in the western regions of the continent of North America. The cones of the trees are quite interesting too. Even with so much height, their roots do not go as deep as their peers. These trees provide a home to many bird species some of whom build nests on this tree only, like the red tree vole.

The particular tree that is recorded to have rank four is named The Doerner Fir, after an employee of the forest administration. The tree when earlier measured had a height of 100.3 meters but the latest measurements suggest that it has lost 0.6 meters in height.

Coast Douglas fir(Height 99.7 meters)
Coast Douglas fir(Height 99.7 meters)

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5. Sitka spruce (Height 96.7 meters)

Scientifically called the Piceasitchensis, these are among the tallest trees in the spruce family. The name derives from the Sitka community of Alaska where these trees are found. The leaves of these trees are flattened needle-like with a thick brown shoot. The cones are not actually conical in shape but more of a tapering cylinder with a curved tip. It is unfortunate that many tall trees were chopped down even before measurements could be done and what we see today are only remnants of a once big and tall forest.

Sitka spruce (Height 96.7 meters)
Sitka spruce (Height 96.7 meters)

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6. Giant Sequoia (Height 95.7 meters)

The giant sequoia, scientifically called the Sequoiadendron giganteum is a large redwood tree but a distinct species from the coast redwood. These oldest trees in the world are found in nature on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The tree in this species that is ranked does not have any name as such. These trees are now listed as endangered by IUCN because of excessive harm caused by forest fires in recent times. An estimated 20% of the population was lost in the 2020 fires alone.

Giant Sequoia Tree
Giant Sequoia (Height 95.7 meters)

7. Bhutan Cypress (Height 94.6 meters)

These trees are native to the eastern regions of the Himalayas. The species to which these trees belong is called the Cupressus cashmeriana and the countries in which these are found include, Bhutan, obviously, and Arunachal Pradesh in India. These trees grow at an altitude of 1500 meters which is typical of the region.

The large trees grow to a height of 45 meters normally. These trees are declared near Threatened and conservation efforts have been made to protect the species. They are now also introduced in Nepal and China. Traditionally these trees have been associated with Buddhism and have been planted around Buddhist temples and stupas for ages.

Bhutan Cypress(Height 94.6 meters)
Bhutan Cypress(Height 94.6 meters)

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8. Southern blue gum (Height 92 meters)

Or Eucalyptus globulus, these trees are native to Australia. Its trunk is smooth, and its leaves are waxy. The buds when growing are covered in a white layer that wears off as the bud matures. Due to their thick bark, these trees are fire-resistant. So, if a forest fire spreads through the area, these trees are the only survivors. In fact, this species depends on fires for opening their seed pods. The tree that has reached the height of 92 meters is located on the Australian island of Tasmania and is named, NeeminahLoggerale.

Southern blue gum(Height 92 meters)
Southern blue gum(Height 92 meters)

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9. Manna gum (Height 90.7 meters)

These are also eucalyptus trees but a different species. Called Eucalyptus viminalis, these trees are native to Australia too. The bark is silver in appearance and is smooth. The wood from this tree was used by the native people for making shields and other life-use items. The leaves are thin and long, and the branches do not spread out at low heights in old trees. The tallest Manna gum tree is named the White Knight and is found on the island of Tasmania making it one of the tall trees in the world.

Manna gum(Height 90.7 meters)
Manna gum(Height 90.7 meters)

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10. Klinki pine (Height 89 meters)

This tree is found in the hills of Papua New Guinea and is an evergreen tree. Although it is a fast-growing tree, it is listed in the ‘Near Threatened’ category of IUCN because of the declining population due to habitat loss. Scientifically the species is called the Araucaria hunsteinii. The leaves are spear-shaped and glossy green in color. It is one of the tall trees in the world.

Klinki pine (Height 89 meters)
Klinki pine (Height 89 meters)

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