The plant world of our planet is very diverse and rich. He has hundreds of thousands of species of living organisms. The most common plants in our world are gymnosperms and angiosperms.
Some of the plants are truly stunning, both in height and in thickness. Their lifespan is hundreds of years and can only imagine what they have seen in my lifetime. We have prepared for you the list which includes the biggest trees in the world.
All ten of the tallest trees grow in the USA, and they all belong to a single species is Sequoia sempervirens.
These trees belong to the coniferous trees and are relatives of the ordinary cypress. They grow in one place on the planet on the Pacific coast of the United States. Redwoods are so awesome and huge that each tree record has its own name.
10. The Mendocino Tree
Evergreen Sequoia (Sequoia sempervirene). Is this tree in California, USA.
The height of this giant is 112,20 meters and a diameter of 4.19 metres. The exact location of this tree is concealed, so that tourists do not hurt him.
9. The paradox
Evergreen Sequoia (Sequoia sempervirene). This plant is also located on the West coast of the U.S. state of California. The height of the tree is 112,56 meters and a diameter of 3.9 meters.
It is also a Sequoia, which is in a National Park Humboldt in the United States. Its height is in 112.6 meters, and the exact diameter of the barrel, unfortunately, unknown.
In seventh place in our ranking of the largest trees on the planet are also located in Sequoia, which has a height of 112,62 meters and trunk diameter – of 4.54 meters.
This evergreen Sequoia (Sequoia sempervirene), which grows in Redwood Park, all the same California. The height of the tree is 112,63 meters and trunk diameter of 4.33 m.
5. National Geographic Society
In fifth place is Sequoia, which has a fairly long name: the National Geographic Society. It grows in Redwood Creek. Prior to 1995, the Sequoia was the tallest tree in the world. But at the moment found the giants even larger.
The height of the tree – 112,71 meter, and the diameter of the trunk is 4,39 meters.
4. Giant Stratosphere
Fourth place is Sequoia, which has a very appropriate name for a Giant of the Stratosphere. The height of the tree is 113,11 meters and trunk diameter – of 5.18 meters. Is this plant in the Park Humboldt.
This is another American Sequoia, which grows in the same area. The height of the tree is 113,14 meters and trunk diameter and 3.78 meters. Discovered that the tree was only in 2006. Its location hidden from tourists.
In second place is another giant, which belongs to the same species. The height of the redwoods is 114,58 meters and the trunk has a diameter of 4.96 meters. Until 2006, Helios was the tallest on the planet, but then was found the tree above it and it is the first number in our list. Helios is located in a Park of Redwood in California.
The height of the tree is 115,61 meters. He was found and measured in 2006, it was found that the tallest plant on the planet. This Sequoia also grow in the Park Redwood, from tourists to hide, exactly where it grows. It is believed that the age of this giant is 700-800 years.
We have described some of the tallest trees in the world. In this respect, the redwoods competition. But, if we talk about the vegetable giants, it is worth mentioning baobab. This is the thickest, and the massive tree in the world. Baobabs grow in Africa, their height is small – about 18-25 meters, but the trunk diameter can reach 10 meters. To explain such a strange view of this tree is very simple. The baobab has a very porous wood, and in the rainy season it collects water. Then use this stock during drought. This tree has a huge crown, its diameter can reach forty meters. Wood tree is very loose and easily destroyed by fungal diseases. Get huge cavities that Africans use for their own purposes.
Another interesting and very large representative of the vegetable Kingdom is the Banyan or Bengal Fig. In the Botanical garden of Calcutta, this plant has an area of over two hectares. The Banyan tree can be called a parasite. It is attached to the tree and begins to grow aerial roots, which soon reach the ground. After that Bunyan expands in width, suffocating the tree on which it began to rise.