The giant sequoia forest: home of Hyperion

The giant sequoia forest: home of Hyperion

Located in California, this forest is home to the Hyperion, the tallest living thing in the world with a height of 115.5 meters, twenty more than the Statue of Liberty.

It is the largest tree species on the planet and only grows in some parts of the world. Specifically, in the United States, and more specifically, in Oregon and Alta California. Without a doubt, it can be said that sequoias are in the top ten of the most magnificent trees in the world.

The giant sequoia forest: home of Hyperion

Along the northern coast of California stretches a type of tree that is unique in the world. It is the sequoia, capable of living between 1,200 and 1,800 years, reaching 115 meters in height (not counting the roots) and possessing a trunk up to 8 meters in diameter.

In 1850, the redwood forests occupied a territory of 8,100 square kilometers, but indiscriminate logging and human expansion reduced that figure to the 540 square kilometers it occupies today.

As a conservation measure, today 45% of the redwood forests are found in four protected national parks, with the Redwood National Park having the largest number of redwoods.

It also holds a not inconsiderable title. Inside it grows the tallest living thing in the world. Nicknamed Hyperion, this sequoia is 115.5 meters tall, more than 20 meters taller than the Statue of Liberty.

The giant sequoia forest: home of Hyperion
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