Measuring 115.55 meters (379 feet) high, a redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) named Hyperion is the tallest tree in the world. Discovered in 2006 in the Redwood National Park in California, this giant probably aged nearly 800 years is raising 22 m (72 ft) above the famous Statue of Liberty! However, the title of the tallest tree ever measured goes to a eucalyptus (Eucalyptus regnans) found in 1872 in Australia. Although this is disputed by some experts, this giant was 132.6 m (435 ft) high. After a fire which make this tree fall to the ground, it seems it was easier to take measurements.

The introduction picture is showing a view of the General Sherman giant sequoia (photo : Jim Bahn).