“Hyperion” World’s Tallest Knowing Living Tree Tauheed Ahmad July 27, 2016 Nature 1801 Hyperion is the name of a coast redwood (Sequoia Sempervirens) in Northern California that was measured at 115.61 metres (379.3 feet), which ranks it as the world’s tallest known living tree. Hyperion is the world’s tallest tree, who was discovered in 2006 and discovered three trees taller than the former world record holder “Stratosphere Giant 113.11m tall in late 2009”. The most successful discovery of “Hyperion tree”; when naturalists Chris Atkins and Michael Taylor discovered the first known living tree on Earth exceeding 115m height. Latest measurement of Hyperion is from late 2009 then the tree was 115.61m tall. Hyperion is in good shape and seems still to be growing up. Traditionally the exact location of the tree has not been publicized due to the fear that human traffic would disturb the ecosystem the tree inhabits. This is done to avoid the temptation to develop this part of national park or simply to prevent disturbance to the forest by the crowds of motivated nature lovers wading towards the tree. It is only come to know that it takes hard walk to reach this remote location in Redwood National Park. The tree is estimated to contain 18,600 cubic feet (530 m3) of wood and to be roughly 700–800 years old. Therefore; in Feb 2012, Hyperion was featured in the BBC Radio 4 documentary James and the Giant Redwoods by James Aldred. Even though the part of the scientific community is not pleased with this stance (location of the tree is not disclosed even in scientific publications), there’re several sad cases when delicate information from deeply scientific publications easily becomes VERY public. But, definitely the heated debates about ethics in science and personal intrigues form the prosaic side in the lives of scientists. The splendid Hyperion stands tall above this. Originally posted 2014-07-06 13:02:38. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Related PostsWorld’s Longest and Highest Glass-Bottomed Bridge“Into The Atmosphere” Time-lapse Video By Michael Shainblum Yosemite Valley Sierra Nevada of California USAThe Tree like Dracaenas is Perfect When You Need a Strong Accent Angel Oak, 450 Years Old Tree in South CarolinaWorld’s Oldest Individual Clonal Tree Discovered in SwedenThe Tree of Life Still Sprouts Fresh Green Leaves every Spring Despite its Roots having very Little Contact with SoilTianzi Mountains, Which Formation Inspired the Fictional World of Pandora Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.