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Superlatives

Superlative trees

Category

Tree name

Tree type

Measure

Place

Tallest tree

Hyperion

Coast Redwood

(Sequoia sempervirens)

Height: 115.72 m (379.65 ft)

Redwood National Park, California, United States.

Stoutest

Árbol del Tule

Montezuma Cypress

(Taxodium mucronatum)

Diameter: 11.62 m (38.1 ft)

Santa Maria del Tule, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Largest by single-stem wood volume

General Sherman

Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)

Volume: 1,487 m³ (52,508 cu ft).

Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park, California, U.S.

By volume, it is the largest known living single stem tree on earth.

Oldest tree

 

Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva)

Age: 5,064 years

United States.

Oldest known living non-clonal organism on Earth.