The biggest sequoias

The biggest sequoias

General Sherman (Sequoiadendron giganteum)

  • This is how this sequoia is known, considered to be the living being with the most biomass on Earth, since it is the tree with the greatest net volume: 1620 m3.

  • It weighs more than 2000 tons and the perimeter of the trunk is about 31m.

  • But it is not the tallest tree although it’s about 83m.

  • Its approximate age is 3500 years old and it is located in the Sequoias National Park of the USA.

  • It was named in honor of General William Sherman who fought in the Civil War.

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General Sherman is the living being with the most biomass on the planet. World Wide Gifts

Hyperion (Sequoia sempervirens)

  • It is the highest tree and living being on the planet nowadays, as it measures about 115m.

  • Its estimated volume is about 530 m3.

  • Its estimated age is 600-700 years and it is found in Redwood National and State Parks (California).

  • Hyperion is the name of the titan of Greek mythology son of the Sky (Uranus) and the Earth (Gaia).

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Hyperion is the highest organism on Earth. Anfrix

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