World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Stratosphere Giant

Article Id: WHEBN0004103213
Reproduction Date:

Title: Stratosphere Giant  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Stephen C. Sillett, Sequoia sempervirens
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Stratosphere Giant

Stratosphere Giant was once considered the tallest tree in the world.[1] It was discovered in July 2000 in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, measuring 112.34 metres (368.6 ft) tall.[2] The tree has continued to grow and measured 113.11 m (371.1 ft) in 2010.[3] It is a specimen of the species Sequoia sempervirens, the Coast Redwood. It is surrounded by a large number of trees of almost equal size. To avoid damage by tourism, the tree's exact location was not disclosed to the public.

On August 25, 2006, a redwood named Hyperion in the Redwood National Park was discovered by Chris Atkins and Michael Taylor, and is considered the tallest tree (and living thing), measuring 115.55 m (379.1 ft). This has been confirmed using a tape measurement. Two other trees in this forest were found to be taller than Stratosphere Giant as well.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Martin, Glen (September 6, 2006). "Eureka: New tallest living thing discovered / HYPERION: At 378.1 feet, new champion in Redwood National Park on North Coast towers 8 feet above the Stratosphere Giant". The San Francisco Chronicle. 
  2. ^ a b Preston, Richard (October 9, 2006). "Tall for its age - Climbing a record breaking redwood". The New Yorker. Retrieved March 26, 2010. 
  3. ^ Taylor, Michael (January 10, 2010). "Tallest Redwoods Update". Landmarktrees. Retrieved May 7, 2010. 

External links

  • Gymnosperm Database
  • Photo gallery with meteorology and plant physiology sensors installed
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.