The coast redwood, the world's tallest tree, is one of the three sequoia tree species, together with the giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) and the dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides). The coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) grows in natural stands in a long, thin coastal area along the Pacific Ocean in the west and northwest of the US (mostly California). It is the tallest tree in the world. http://www.monumentaltrees.com/en/trees/coastredwood/coastredwood/#
Around 1890, loggers chopped down a coast redwood near Eureka, Calif., creating one of the world's largest stumps: 32.5 feet wide at chest height, probably 2,000 years old, a base for a tree that may have topped 400 feet.
This is Hyperion Coast Redwood. It's the tallest tree in the world, with height of 115.56 m (379.1 ft). Hyperion is not only the world’s tallest tree but also the world’s tallest living thing. It might also be one of the world’s oldest, given that redwoods live for up to 2,200 years – that’s older than our modern calculation of time.
The common name sequoia refers to two species of evergreen tree native to California: the coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) and the giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum). The former is widely ...
These trees are huge! I’ve visited these huge redwoods along the coast of California many times, and I don’t think I could ever get used to how gigantic they really are. It’s almost like an alien planet! - Big Sur, California - Photo from #treyratcliff Trey Ratcliff at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/