Tallest Coastal Redwood in England

Sequoia, originally uploaded by 4StringsGood.

This Coastal Redwood tree was planted in 1859 and is more than 50 meters tall. It is located in the New Forest of Rhinefield.

Coastal Redwood - Tallest trees in the world

Coastal Redwood Portrait, originally uploaded by KbH.

The Coastal Redwood (Sequoia Sempervirens) is the tallest tree species in the world. The tallest actual tree is the Hyperion tree which stands at 379 feet tall. Another Tall Coastal Redwood is the Stratosphere Giant at 112 meters.

Big Sitka Spruce in the Hoh Rain Forest

Big Sitka Spruce, originally uploaded by Robert Whitlock.

Rain Forest Monarch

The temperate rain forest is dominated by Sitka spruce, Except where it penetrates valleys such as the Hoh, the Sitka grows along a narrow coastal strip from northern California to Alaska.

High rainfall, fog, and ocean-moderated temperatures create optimum growing conditions for these monarchs. This is one of the largest Sitka spurce trees in the United States.

Height over 270 feet
Diameter at breast height over 12 ½ feet
Age 500 to 550 years

At dawn and dust be alert for elk crossing the road.


The Hoh Rain Forest is located in the Olympic National Forest of Western Washington

Pando tree - Aspen clonal colony

The Pando tree is a "clonal colony" which means that this whole grove is one living organism that sends up multiple "stems". Each of what we would consider one "tree" is just a part of this giant living organism. These individual "stems" sprout grow to maturity and eventually age and die and fall over but the organism that they are a part of lives on. The largest known clonal colony is this forest of quacking aspens in Colorado that is estimated to have 40,000 stems and to be as old as 80,000 years.

The Eik Cedar.

Eik Cedar., originally uploaded by gak.

This 800 year old tree is a popular attraction in the small town of Tofino on the west side of Vancouver Island. Local residents and arborists have rigged a series of cables and supports to keep the tree standing. I´ve been unable to determine if this tree is a Western Red Cedar or a Port Orford Cedar.

Grandidier's Baobab - Adansonia grandidieri

Morondava, originally uploaded by Rita Willaert.

Grandidier's Baobab is one of only eight species of Baobabs in the world. Of these eight, six are found only in Madagascar, one in Africa and one in Australia. The Grandidier Baobab is the largest and tallest of the Madagascar Baobabs.

Buddha head in a tree at Wat Mahatat, Ayutthaya

Wat Mahatat, Ayutthaya, originally uploaded by Zimmelino.

This tree is famous not in and of itself but rather for the Buddha's head that is rather firmly lodged in it's tangled roots. It is told that in 1767 the Burmese attacked and destroyed Ayatthuya. In the process they chopped of the heads of all of the Buddha statues. This particular head must have fallen among the prop roots of a bodhi tree. Over the centuries the roots have grown around the head in such a way that almost seems intentional.

Cucumber tree

Dave lending a sense of scale, originally uploaded by TATTERH00D.

Magnolia Acuminata

Commonly called
“Cucumber tree”

One legend says that Thomas Shore, the owner of violet bank, planted this tree from a slip given to him by Thomas Jefferson.

General Robert E. Lee was camped here on the morning of July 30, 1864 and heard the explosion of the crater.

(from a sign near the tree)

The legend., originally uploaded by TATTERH00D.