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There’s a bristlecone pine, Pinus longaeva, in the White Mountains, California, USA, that’s 5,062 years old. Another P. longaeva, known affectionately as Methuselah, comes in second at a grand 4,845 years.
The biggest tree in the world goes by the grand name of General Sherman. The giant Sequoia sequoiade is the largest tree on earth. It’s located in the Giant
Forest in Sequoia National Park, in California. With a height of 83.8 meters (275ft) and a diameter of 7.7 m (25ft), it’s estimated to be approximately
The world’s tallest tree was only discovered in 2006 in a remote part of the Redwood National Park, California. Named Hyperion, after a character in Greek mythology, the coast redwood, Sequoia sempervirens, is 115.55m (379.7ft) tall! To give you some idea of just how tall this is: The Statue of Liberty is 93m (305.1ft), Big Ben is 96m (314.9ft) and The London Eye 135m (442.9ft).
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