Trees are far larger than terrestrial animals, in fact, they can grow to gargantuan proportions. For comparison, an average adult human is about 1.8 meters tall; the Atlantis (a space shuttle) is 56 meters tall; General Sherman (Sequoiadendron giganteum) is 83.8 meters tall.
The tallest gymnosperm (and tree) in the world is the Hyperion (Sequoia sempervirens): 115.85 m
The Hyperion is a coast redwood located in the Redwood National and State Parks, along the coast of northern California, in the United States. The tree is believed to be around 600 years old (estimated by Stephen Sillett) while others speculate the tree to be over 700 years old.
The actual location of the tree is kept a secret to ensure that the tree remains undamaged.
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The tallest gymnosperm (and tree) in the world is the Hyperion (Sequoia sempervirens): 115.85 m.
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