Monday, September 30, 2013

The Amazing Trees

Hyperion – 115.61 m
Type: Sequoia sempervirens
Location: Redwoods, Redwood Creek inflow, California, USA
Diameter: 4.84 m
The area tree is 502 square meters, and its age of 700 – 800 years.

The General Sherman is a giant sequoia tree located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, California. By volume, it is the largest known living single stem tree on Earth. The General Sherman Tree is neither the tallest known living tree on Earth (that distinction belongs to the Hyperion tree, a Coast redwood), nor is it the widest (both the largest cypress and largest baobab have a greater diameter). With a height of 83.8 metres, a diameter of 7.7 metres, an estimated bole volume of 1,487 cubic metres and an estimated age of 2,300–2,700 years.

Arbol del Tule the widest tree in the world.

El Árbol del Tule (Spanish for The Tree of Tule) is a cypress tree located in the town center of Santa María del Tule in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. 

At approximately 1,400 years old, this tree is believed to have the widest tree trunk in the world, with a diameter of 11.62 m.

Old Tjikko – the Oldest Tree in the World (9,550 Years Old)

The oldest individual clonal tree in the world is believed to be 9,550 years old (carbon-dated)! This Norway Spruce is located on the Fulufjället Mountain of Dalarna province in Sweden and was discovered by a professor of Physical Geography, Leif Kullman. It's only 5 meter tall!

The most famous of the drive-through trees is the Chandelier Tree in Leggett, California. It's a 315 foot tall redwood tree, with a 6 foot wide by 9 foot tall hole cut through its base in the 1930s.

Up is Baobab tree near Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (Image credit: ironmanix [flickr])

There are many practical uses of baobab trees, like for a toilet:
A toilet built inside a baobab tree in the Kayila Lodge, Zambia 
(Image credit: Steve Makin [flickr])
Sunland Baobab is a well-known enormous baobab tree in South Africa. It has  a bar inside.

Sakura in Japan. The most beautiful tree in the world.


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