Tallest Tree in the World Tour

Tallest Tree in the World


The tallest tree in the world is called Hyperion is 115.7 metreshigh. A redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) located in California. A redwood can live for 700 years and thought that some might be 2000 years old. The Sequoia is a softwood tree. As well as being the tallest is also the largest by volume.

Tallest Tree in the World

Hyperion along with other tallest trees in the world can be seen at the Redwood National Park near the village of Orick 520 kilometres north of San Francisco.  The exact location is kept secret to protect the tree. In the Redwood National Park, you can see many very similar trees and they are very easy to find.

The tallest tree in the world that is a hardwood is found in Tasmanianamed Centurion is a swamp gum (Eucalyptus regnans) and is 101 metres tall.The exact location is not revealed to protect the tree.

Tallest Tree in the World

For Tasmania the best place to see the tallest trees in the world is in the Styx Valley which is next to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area.The area was the site of community blockades as felling was proposed. That led to a protester residing on Gandalf’s Shelf an 85 metre tall eucalypt with the area being protected from 2013.

Tallest Tree in the World Tour

Finding the tallest hardwood trees in the world is not easy.Hawthorn Lodge located 45 minutes from Hobartin the village of Bushy Park from Hobart organises a morning tour to view the tallest trees in the world where there are over 12 trees that are taller than 90 metres.

Many of the tallest trees in the world can be seen from the trail that meanders around the trees with lookout points to enable pictures to be taken.The trail takes in the many tree ferns Dicksoniaantartica locally called man ferns. They add considerable character to the landscape and come in many shapes. Other trees in the rainforest are Southern Sassafras, Myrtle Beech and Celery Top Pine.

Tallest Tree in the World Tour

The journey from Hawthorn Lodge follows the unsealed back roads to the Styx Forest. The tour takes 3.5 hours and costs from $90 person.

Tallest Tree in the World Tour in Tasmania

The Eucalyptus regnans first identified by Ferdinand von Mueller in 1871 has a straight trunk and a grey bark. White flowers appear in autumn. The tree lives for several hundred years and often killed by a bushfire and regrows from seeds. The tallest tree a Eucalyptus regnans was 115 metres was felled in 1880 at Thorpdale in Victoria, Australia.

Date posted: 29th May, 2018

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