Where is the tallest tree in the world
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 contain 133,000 acres (540 km2) and retains 45% of the remaining population of redwood trees (Sequoia), which 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, Hyperion, is 115.5 meters tall and lives somewhere in the parks. Redwood National Park California is UNESCO World Heritage Site. The nickname of the area 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 the 2,000 m altitude where clouds give them an adequate amount of moisture. Only three percent of the original forest is left, where the most is retained in RNSP.
Due to the rich mosaic of wildlife diversity and cultural traditions, The Redwood National Park California 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 offer a huge systems of trails making it ideal for hiking. In addition, primitive accommodation is possible within the parks.
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