Where is the tallest tree on Earth
Redwood National and States Park (RNSP) represents a series of forest parks located along the coast in northern California, USA, around 500 km north off San Francisco. The joint RNSP contains 133,000 acres (540 km2) and retains 45% of the remaining population of redwood trees (Sequoia). Redwood trees are some of the tallest and one of the most massive tree species in the world. Indeed the tallest tree on Earth is located in Redwood National and States Park.
How tall is the tallest tree in the world
The tallest tree on Earth is called Hyperion and is 115.5 meters tall and lives somewhere in the parks. Redwood National Park is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s nickname is Giant Forest.
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Giant Redwood Forest
The three redwood subfamily genera are: Sequoia and Sequoiadendron of California and Oregon, USA; and Metasequoia in China. The redwood species has the largest and tallest trees in the world. These trees can live to an age of amazing 3,000 years. All three types are evergreen trees with a very reddish bark. Hence, the name “Red Woods”. Most of the species grow in an altitude of 2,000 m where clouds give them an adequate amount of moisture. Only three percent of the original forest is left, where most is retained in RNSP.
Due to the rich mosaic of wildlife diversity and cultural traditions, RNSP forms one of the most significant protected areas of the Northern California coastal forests eco-region. The ecosystem of the RNSP preserves a number of threatened animal species such as the Brown Pelican, Tidewater Goby, Chinook Salmon, Northern Spotted Owl, and Steller’s Sea Lion.
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Redwood National and States Parks offers a huge system of trails making it ideal for hiking. In addition, primitive accommodation is possible within the parks.
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