Top 10 Tallest Trees In The World By Species

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List of the ten tallest trees in the world, broken down by species

The world’s tallest trees

There are trees in the world that are more than 100 metres tall. Do you want to know where the largest trees are and how high they are in feet or metres? The largest trees are the coast redwood in the United States and the tamar trees in Tasmania. Both are over 100 metres tall. Here is a list of the 10 species that make up the world’s biggest trees. Check it out!

10. Dinizia Excelsa – 290 feet (88.5 m)

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Image Credit: Gorgens/Wikimedia

Location: Brazil
Species: Dinizia excelsa
Height: 88.5 meter (290 feet)
Dinizia excelsa is a species of Fabaceae tree that grows in the top of tropical rainforests in South America. It is mostly native to Brazil and Guyana. It is called Angelim Vermelho, Angelim, Angelim Pedra, and Paprika in Portuguese. It is also called Angelim Falso, Favira, Favira-Dura, Favira-Faro, or Favro-do-Grandma from time to time. Parakwa is the word for it in Wapishana.

The Dinizia excelsa tree can grow up to 60 metres long, making it one of the biggest tropical tree species. When it’s not armed, the stem is shaped like a cylinder and can be 15–22.5 m long and up to 3 m wide at the soil level.

Large adult specimens have a DBH of between 80 and 200 cm (31 to 79 in.), mild to strong buttocks, and buttresses that can be up to 4–5 m long. It is one of the ten kinds of trees that are the tallest in the world.

09. Noble Fir – 295 feet (89.9 m)

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Image Credit: Crusier/Wikimedia

Location: United States
Species: Abies procera
Height: 89.9 meter (295 feet)
This tree is a western North American cedar that grows naturally in the Cascade Range and the Coast Range mountains in extreme northwest California, as well as in western Oregon and Washington in the United States. This tree is very high up; it usually stays between 980 and 4,920 feet above the tree line.

The Abies procera tree is a big evergreen one that can grow to be 130–230 feet long and 6.5 feet wide at the base. In some cases, it can grow to be 295 feet long and 8.9 feet wide, and its crown is narrow and conical. The ninth biggest tree species in the world is the noble fir.

08. Southern Blue Gum – 298 feet (90.7 m)

Location: Tasmania
Species: E. globulus
Height: 90.7 meter (298 feet)
South-Eastern Australia is home to the tall, leafy southern blue gum tree species. As a young tree, this type of Eucalyptus has shiny, sticky leaves that are mostly smooth on the outside.

This tree, Eucalyptus globulus, can grow up to 148 feet tall, but sometimes it’s just a small bush. It can be up to 300–330 feet long, and in ideal conditions, it can form a lignouter. Usually, the bark is smooth and white to cream-colored. But sometimes, the bark is one piece and there is no bark at the base. The southern blue gum is a type of tree that is one of the biggest in the world.

07. Manna Gum – 302 feet (92 m)

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Image Credit: Geekstreet/Wikimedia

Location: Tasmania
Species: Eucalyptus viminalis
Height: 92 meter (302 feet)
Manna gum is a type of tree that grows only in southeastern Australia. It can be very short or very tall. There may be smooth bark near the base, and the adult leaves can be lance-shaped or curled. There are three to seven flower buds on each stem, and the flowers are white. The fruits are cup-shaped or round.

The Eucalyptus viminalis tree gets to about 160 feet tall, but can reach up to 300 feet tall. It forms a lignotuber. Mangium gum trees are one of the ten biggest types of trees in the world.

06. Giant Sequoia – 316 feet (96.3 m)

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Image credit: Tuxyso/Wikimedia

Location: United States
Species: Sequoiadendron giganteum
Height: 96.3 meter (316 feet)
This is the only species of Giant Sequoiadendron that is still alive. It is one of three types of woody trees that are called redwoods. It belongs to the same family as Sequoia sempervirens (coast redwood) and Meatwood (dawn redwood). It is in the group Sequoioideae.

People say that giant sequoia trees are the biggest trees in the world. Most of the time, the word “Sequoia” refers to the plant Sequoiadendron giganteum, which only grows naturally in grooves on the western sides of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. Giant sequoias are the sixth largest trees in the world based on species.

05. Sitka Spruce – 317 feet (96.7 m)

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Image Credit: Graaf van Vlaanderen/Wikimedia

Location: United States
Species: Picea sitchensis
Height: 96.7 meter (317 feet)
It can grow up to 100 metres tall and is a big coniferous tree that stays green all year. Its trunk width at breast height can be more than 5 metres. The coast Douglas fir is the third longest coniferous species and the fifth biggest in the world. It is also by far the largest species of spruce. One of the few kinds that can grow more than 300 feet high is the Sitka spruce.

It gets its name from the Sitka people who live in southeast Alaska and practise it. Along the south, its line goes to northern California and the west coast of Canada and the Americas. This tree is the third tallest in the world’s top ten list of tree types.

04. Coast Douglas-fir – 327 feet (99.7 m)

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Image Credit: Jagstar12/Wikimedia

Location: United States
Variety: P. m. var. menziesii
Height: 99.7 meter (327 feet)
Get to Coast Conifers like Douglas-fir stay green all year. It comes from western and central British Columbia, Canada, all the way to central California in the United States. As you go west of the Cascades in Oregon and Washington, its range goes all the way to the Pacific Coast Range and the ocean.

It can be found in California all the way down to the Santa Lucia Mountains in the Klamath and California Coast Ranges. To the south, in Santa Barbara County, there is a small stand in the Purisima Hills. That’s how far south it is in the Sierra Nevada, near Yosemite. It can be found up to 1,800 metres above sea level in the California Mountains close to the water.

The Rocky Mountain or interior Douglas-fir (P. menziesii var. glauca) grows where the coast Douglas-fir used to be. There is a break between the coast Douglas-fir and the inner Douglas-fir in northern Washington and the waterfalls in southern British Columbia. It is one of the ten kinds of trees that are the tallest in the world.

03. Mountain Ash – 329.7 feet (100.5 m)

Location: Tasmania and Australia
Species: Eucalyptus regnans
Height: 100.5 meter (329.7 feet)
The mountain ash is a medium-sized species that grows naturally in Tasmania and Victoria, Australia. It has a straight trunk and a white-brown bark that turns rough at the base. The adult leaves are bright green and curled in a lance shape, and there are nine to fifteen flower buds on each tree. It has white flowers and fruits that are cup-shaped or cone-shaped.

Plants that bloom have the longest stems. Centurion, the biggest living specimen, is 100.5 metres tall and lives in Tasmania. The mountain ash is the third largest tree species in the world.

02. Yellow Meranti – 331 feet (100.8 m)

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Image credit: Annette Teng/Wikimedia

Location: Borneo
Species: Shorea faguetiana
Height: 100.8 meter (331 feet)
If you look closely, you can see that the yellow meranti plant is a species of the Dipterocarpaceae family. It comes from Borneo, the Malay Peninsula, and Thailand. Shorea faguetiana is the longest known angiosperm. It is 100.7 metres long and is found in the Danum Valley Conservation Area in Sabah on the island of Borneo.

From the top of the head to the bottom of the buttock, that’s how tall the tree is. The average distance from the spoke’s base to its top is 97.58 metres.

It was named “Menara” by the people who measured it. By species, it’s the second largest tree in the world. It’s also the world’s tallest flower and tree. Besides that, it’s the largest tree in Asia. The height of this tree was found on January 6, 2019.

01. Coast Redwood – 380.3 feet (115.9 m)

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Image credit: Acroterion/ Wikipedia

Location: United States
Species: Sequoia sempervirens
Height: 115.92 meter (380.3 feet)
Only the coast redwood is a live species of the genus Sequoia, which is in the family Cupressaceae. It is also known as California redwood, coast redwood, and coastal redwood. The tree stays green all year and only has one flower. It can live for 1,200 to 2,200 years or more.

The biggest living tree on Earth is in this species. It can grow to be 115.5 metres tall (without roots) and up to 8.9 metres across the chest. There are also some very old live things on Earth that are coast redwoods.

This huge tree grew naturally in an area of about 810,000 hectares along the coast of California and the United States, in the southeast corner of a coastal city, before the 1850s, when people started coming to the area for business and clearing it out.

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