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posted on May, 18 2011 @ 06:28 PM
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[align=center][Supposedly there are 7 people in this image]
Good luck finding WALDO[/align]





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.


No. The above image isn't the tallest redwood. It's only a little over 300+ feet. The largest one is listed below. Towering in at a massive 379.1 feet
I thought many here would enjoy the above image of a Giant California Redwood. Also, call attention to the fact that they are endanger from pollution and other potential environmental hazards.


The World's Tallest Tree: A Redwood

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.

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posted on May, 18 2011 @ 06:37 PM
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What I wouldn't give to have seen some of the things those trees have seen through their lifetime. I love trees!



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 06:40 PM
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When I was very young my family vacationed in the area. They are Amazing to stand near.



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posted on May, 18 2011 @ 06:40 PM
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Insane...

From source:


a foot higher, even, than originally thought.






Uh, ya...why would the tree have stopped growing..?


And this is indeed big, but I'm sorry - it doesn't hold a candle to HomeTree in Avatar...oh wait - they blew that one up.


We have a winner!





posted on May, 18 2011 @ 06:41 PM
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Amazing, I wonder what causes these trees to be so tall.

How can this only happen in only one area of the world, what's so special about that region?



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 06:51 PM
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Damn, the thing is about the height of a Saturn V rocket! Most impressive!

I always get a little sad when I think about all the amazing trees that were cut down during the massive old growth logging. And I'm not a hippy or anything, I just have respect for things as awesome as this!



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 06:51 PM
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They should build the worlds tallest tree house there!

all-that-is-interesting.com...



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 06:56 PM
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Now that would be cool. Talk about a view!
You'd need an elevator though



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 06:56 PM
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Man, that is a lot of firewood and paper? Just kidding. What a magnificent specimen. That tree has got to be old as well. They are one of the links to the past. We can learn about how the atmosphere was hundreds of years ago and other things. Similar to the ice core samples being gathered from Antarctica. Was out in California years ago, but never made it to the north woods. Now, I wish I had.



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 06:57 PM
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Amazing! Shows just how small we really are on this planet.

Thanks for posting this. SnF.



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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I'm trying to find out which months issue of National Geographic it's in but there is a center fold with a better image in it.



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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awesome looking tree i remember when i was a kid we went to the red wood forest and drove through a tree in our car



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 07:12 PM
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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



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 07:30 PM
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That's a great question.
Why dont they grow as tall anywhere else in the world?



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 07:31 PM
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Nice topic.. Last time I was in Cali we planned on visiting REdwood, but it fell through. I am heading back out there at the end of this month and am going to try to visit again. Hopefully it works out this time.

These trees definitely need to be protected. I would like to see these things introduced to other areas. It would be a shame to lose these wonders of nature (not to mention the forest moon of endor
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posted on May, 18 2011 @ 07:36 PM
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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


If I recall correctly there have been several of those over the years. The original from the 40s? [Not exactly sure of the date] is no longer standing. There are other newer ones noe.



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 07:39 PM
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one good earthquake and timberrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


i could build a nice house outta that and alot of tooth picks.

i am not a beleiver of protecting trees over the millions of years the earth has been around the vegetation has changed considerably.

not so sure they could grow elsewhere in this country as i have always thought vegation depends on geographic location with a side of climate sun and water.


the petrified forest is one i wanna see.



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 07:41 PM
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Yeah build a house out of petrified wood.
Should be pretty sturdy!



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 07:46 PM
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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.
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still reading article but have not seen where they say how tall they are.


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

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posted on May, 18 2011 @ 07:54 PM
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I envisioned a huge hole in the bottom where a road passed through.

To no avail.

That picture is huge.
Well the tree is huge too.
That's a place I'm gonna visit in my lifetime.


I really looked for waldo for about an hour, too.
Bummer.






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