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Selwyn Duijvestijn Jan 20, 2021 7:08:30 PM 59 min read

5 Biggest Trees On Earth

Trees are the biggest or the most massive living organism found on this planet. Several types of tree species also live a lot longer than any other terrestrial organisms. In most of the cases, the maximum height of common trees lies in between 400ft to 426ft. In the past days, giant trees might have achieved great heights, while some of the world's widest, tallest and thickest trees are now dead because of deforestation. Here is a list of five different tree species that are known to break large and giant tree records all over the world. 

Rullah Longatyle

The Rullah Longatyle is undoubtedly the world's biggest Eucalyptus Regans tree species. It is also termed as Eucalyptus Globulus Labill. The word Rullah Longatyle means a strong woman. It is situated near Geeveston in Tasmania, Australia. Furthermore, this particular tree is Australia’s second-largest tree by the overall volume of the trunk. The trunk volume of this tree is around 370 cubic meters. 

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The Douglas Fir Tree

This red creek fir or Douglas Fir tree is almost 1000 years old. It also holds a record of being the world’s largest Douglas Fir having an overall diameter of 4.2 meters and an approximate height of 74 meters. This particular tree is present in Vancouver Island and it currently receives soft protection through an Old Growth Management Area. 

Tane Mahuta

The Tane Mahuta is the world's fifth-largest tree by volume and it is almost 516 cubic meters by volume. The Tane Mahuta is also known as Agathis Australis and is currently located in Northland which is situated in New Zealand Waipoua Forest.

The age of this tree ranges from 1200 years to 2500 years and is the biggest Kauri known to stand alive. The meaning of its name is Lord of the woods which is derived from the pantheon of Maori from the name of God. 

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The Giant Sequoia

The sequoia also known as conifers generally grow in a narrow 60-mile strip on the left slope of Sierra Nevada. Some of the rare Sequoiadendron Giganteum have shown growth of more than three hundred feet up in the air but the huge girth of the Giant Sequoia makes it a champion. In general, Sequoias are commonly more than twenty feet in diameter and some can even grow thirty-five feet across.

There are approximately seventy groves of Sequoia especially in the Sierra among which thirty-three are present in the Giant Sequoia National Monument. These Sequoias are generally massive and are commonly the largest trees on earth in terms of the volume of the total wood. The biggest Sequoiadendron is named General Sherman located in the Giant Forest Grove. 

The Monkey Pod Tree

The monkeypod tree of the Samanea saman is a landscape tree having a massive shade. It is mostly native to tropical America. The crown of the monkeypod can have an overall diameter of around two hundred feet.

The wood of this tree can be easily turned into carvings, bowls, or platters and is commonly sold or displayed in Hawaii. The pods of this tree have a sticky brown pulp that is often used for feeding cattle in Central America.

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