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Photographer Nick Nichols spent a year planning the nearly impossible: a top-to-bottom photograph of a 300-foot-tall redwood tree, now the centerpiece of the October issue of National Geographic Magazine.
Researchers have confirmed that a 379.1-foot tree in Redwood National and State Parks is the world's tallest -- a foot higher, even, than originally thought. And the naturalists who discovered the tree say it's unlikely that they'll find a taller redwood. The tree, which the discoverers named Hyperion, displaces the Stratosphere Giant, a redwood in Humboldt State Park, as the world-record holder. Two other recently-discovered trees in Redwood National Park have also measured taller than the 370.5-foot Stratosphere Giant. Although researchers took laser measurements of all three of the redwoods this summer, final measurements had to wait until the end of the marbled murrelet's nesting season. The endangered seabird broods in old-growth conifers.
a foot higher, even, than originally thought.
Originally posted by crazydaisy
Thanks for the revisit to one of the most amazing places.
I have been here 2 or 3 times but its been awhile.
There is also a redwood that is super huge around,
it is carved out so a car can pass thru it. Will try to find
a pic of that. S @ F
Most people have heard of Giant Redwoods, possibly as Giant Sequoia or Wellingtonia, and probably know that they originate from somewhere in America. In fact, although relatively rare, they can actually be found in many towns in the British Isles.
Very young by their own standard, since they live for thousands of years, but they were only discovered and introduced to England in the 1850's (1940's for the Dawn Redwood