The maximum height of common trees is between 400 and 426 feet (122 and 130 meters).
While in the past, giant trees may have achieved impressive heights, some of the world’s tallest, widest, and thickest trees are now dead because of timber (and deforestation).
There are two ways for ranking the tree’s size: Height or Volume.
Measuring trees by height, and diameter along with the angle of narrowing cross-section provides insight about tree volume.
These are the top 10 biggest trees in the world:
10. Rullah Longatyle (Strong Girl)
Rullah Longatyle, also known as the Strong Woman, is the largest Eucalyptus regnans tree species (Eucalyptus globulus Labill) in the world.
Situated near Geeveston, Tasmania, Australia, it holds the title of Australia’s second-largest tree in terms of trunk volume. The trunk of Rullah Longatyle measures approximately 368 cubic meters.
It claims the position of Australia’s second-largest tree in terms of trunk volume.
9. Kermandie Queen
The Kermandie Queen, a 400-year-old veteran of the southern forests of Tasmania, is known to be the largest tree in Australia.
Standing tall at 76 meters, this swamp gum or mountain ash resides in a rainforest just south of Geeveston.
Although it falls short of the height of Australia’s tallest tree, the Centurion, which soars at 99.7 meters, the Kermandie Queen claims the title of the biggest tree based on a formula considering the tree’s girth, height, and crown size.
Unfortunately, the Kermandie Queen was burned during the January 2019 fire, suffering significant damage and losing large branches, which were the size of typical trees themselves.
8. Arve Big Tree
The Arve Big Tree stands at an impressive height of 84 meters, although it falls far from the world record holder, the Centurion, which reaches a towering 324.8 feet.
It is one of the largest trees in Australia and surpasses the surrounding trees, making them look like scrawny babies in comparison.
According to information boards, biggest flowering plant, the Arve Big Tree weighs a staggering 405 tons, while an adult Blue Whale weighs merely 190 tons.
7. Cheewhat Giant
The Cheewhat Giant, protected within southern Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, proudly holds the title of Canada’s largest tree.
This massive western red cedar has an impressive diameter of 182 feet (55 meters) and reaches a height of 20 feet (6 meters).
6. Douglas fir tree
The Red Creek Fir, a Douglas fir tree estimated to be at least 1000 years old, is a remarkable sight.
With a diameter of 4.2 meters and a height of 73.8 meters, it is hailed as the largest Douglas fir on Earth.
Presently, the tree and a small surrounding area receive “soft” protection through an Old-Growth Management Area.
However, laws dictate the necessity for “hard” protection, requiring the establishment of a conserving forest or nature reserve, including a significantly larger buffer area.
5. Tāne Mahuta
Tāne Mahuta, the fifth-largest tree in the world by volume, stands proudly in New Zealand’s Waipoua Forest. With a volume of 516 cubic meters, this giant kauri tree (Agathis australis) astounds all who behold it.
Estimated to be between 1,250 to 2,500 years old, Tāne Mahuta reigns as the largest known kauri tree.
Its name Māori means “Lord of the Wood” in the pantheon of Māori from the name of a god.
4. Árbol del Tule
Located inside a gated churchyard in the picturesque town of Santa Maria del Tule, the Árbol del Tule is the widest tree in the world.
The local Zapotecs like to joke that the Tule shares some of their characteristics: it is short (only 35.4 meters in height), stout (11.62 meters in diameter), and old (about 1,500 years).
3. Grogan’s Fault
Grogan’s Fault, discovered in 2014 by Chris Atkins and Mario Vaden in Redwood National Park, claims the spot as the largest known living coast redwood (sequoia sempervirens).
This magnificent tree boasts a total trunk volume of at least 38,299 cubic feet.
Other high-volume redwoods along the coast, such as Iluvatar and the Lost Monarch, also showcase their grandeur with main trunk volumes of 36,470 cubic feet and 34,914 cubic feet, respectively.
2. Lost Monarch
Lost Monarch is a coast redwood tree in Northern California that is 26 feet in diameter at breast height and 320 feet in height. It was discovered on May 11, 1998, by botanist Stephen C.
Lost Monarch is the world’s fifth-largest coast redwood in terms of wood volume.
Sillett and naturalist Michael Taylor and is located among other giant redwoods called “The Grove of Titans” in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.
Its exact location has not been revealed to the public out of concern that excessive human foot traffic may upset the ecosystem or lead to vandalism.
1. General Sherman
General Sherman is a giant sequoia tree (Sequoiadendron giganteum) in Tulare County, Sequoia National Park, California, United States.
The Sherman tree is roughly 52,500 cubic feet (1,487 cubic meters) in height, named General Sherman.
That’s more than half the volume of an Olympic pool, commonly considered to be 88,500 cubic feet (2,506 cubic meters).
General Sherman is the biggest tree in the world. According to estimates, it is about 2,000 years old.
These Top 10 Biggest Trees in the World showcase awe-inspiring beauty and power of nature.
From the towering sequoias of California to the ancient kauri trees of New Zealand, each tree on this list is a testament to the grandeur and resilience of our natural world. These majestic giants, with their towering presence and wide trunks, offer a glimpse into our past and inspire hope for our future.
They are a reminder of our past, and they offer hope for our future. We must do everything we can to protect these giants, so that they can continue to stand for centuries to come.