20 Tallest Trees in the World


Top 10 Tallest Trees in the World

I was moving through the forest one day when my attention moved over to the trees. What are the Tallest Trees in the world? I asked myself.

How old were they? I asked myself. And so, began my quest to find the 10 tallest trees in the world.

Actually, all trees listed below are by tree species. Just as height varies amongst humans, height also varies amongst the same tree species. As such, the maximum recorded height of every given species is recorded here.

1. Coast Redwood – 115.92 m (380.3 ft) | Tallest trees in the world

The Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) is the tallest tree species in the world and has an average height of 115.92 meters (380.3 feet).

Also known as the Hyperion, it is classified as a conifer plant and can be found in Redwood National Park, California, United States. It is indigenous to Western, North America.

2. Yellow Meranti – 100.8 m (331 ft) | Second Tallest Tree in the World

The Yellow Meranti, is the second tallest tree species in the world, with an average height of 100.8 meters (331 feet).

Also known as the Menara, it is classified as a flowering plant, and native to Southeast Asia, particularly, the Danum Valley Conservation Area, in Sabah on the island of Borneo.

Its scientific name is Shorea faguetiana.

3. Mountain Ash – 100.5 m (329.7 ft)

Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans) is native to Tasmania, Australia and has a height of 100.5 meters (329.7 ft).

Sometimes called the Centurion, it is classified as a flowering plant and is native to Southeastern Australia, particularly, Arve Valley, Tasmania, Australia.

4. Coast Douglas-fir – 99.7 m (327 ft)

Coast Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii) has a height of 99.7 meters (327 feet).

Also referred to as Doerner Fir, it is classified as a conifer, and is native to Western North America, especially the Brummit Creek, Coos County, Oregon, United States.

5. Sitka Spruce – 96.7 m (317 ft)

Sitka Spruce  (Picea sitchensis) has a height of 96.7 meters (317 feet).

Commonly referred to as the Raven’s Tower (because of how raven’s love the tree), and like the Coast Douglass-fir, it is classified as a conifer.

Also, it is native to Western North America, particularly, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, California, United States.

6. Giant Sequoia – 95.7 m ( 314 ft)

Giant Sequoia - 95.7 m ( 314 ft)

The Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) has a height of 95.7 meters (314 feet).

Like the Sitka Spruce and Coast Douglas-fir, it is classified as a conifer, and is native to Western North America, particularly, the Sequoia National Forest, California, United States.

7. Kashmir Cypress – 94.6 m ( 310 ft)

Kashmir Cypress (Cupressus cashmeriana), has a height of 94.6 meters (310 feet).

Classified as a conifer, it is endemic to Central-South Asia and can be specifically found at the road leading to Kathok Yoesel Samtenling Monastery, Kazhi Gewog, Wangdue Phodrang District, Bhutan.

8. Southern Blue Gum – 92 m (302 ft)

Southern Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus) has a height of 92 meters (302 ft).

Classified as a flowering plant, it is endemic to Southeastern Australia, particularly Tasmania.

Some of the names the Southern Blue Gum is known as are: Neeminah Loggerale Meena, or Mother and Daughter.

9. Manna Gum – 91 m (299 ft)

Manna Gum (Eucalyptus viminalis) has a height of 91 meters (299 ft).

Also, classified as a flowering plant, this eucalyptus specie, like the Southern Blue Gum, is endemic to Southeastern Australia, and is scattered in the Evercreech Forest Reserve, Tasmania.

It is also known as the White Knight.

10. Dinizia excelsa 88.5 m (290 ft)

Dinizia exclesa is the tenth tallest tree specie with a height of 88.5 m (290 ft).

Classified as a flowering plant, it is usually found in Central-Northeastern South America, especially, near the boundary of Amapa and Para states, Brazil.

11. Alpine Ash – 87.9 m (288 ft)

Alpine Ash (Eucalyptus delegatensis) is a flowering plant found in Tasmania, South Eastern Australia.

Also, it is the 11th tallest tree specie in the world with a height of 87.9 meters (288 feet).

12. Noble Fir – 86 m (282 ft)

Noble Fir -  86 m (282 ft)
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Noble Fir (Abies procera) has a height of 86 meters (282 feet).

A conifer, it is most times referred to as the Christmas tree and is endemic to Western North America, especially, the Goat Marsh Research Natural Area, Washington, United States.

13. Browntop stringybark – 86 m (282 ft)

The Browntop Stringybark (Eucalyptus obliqua), has a height of 86 meters ( 282 feet).

Endemic to Tasmania, Southeastern Australia. This flowering plant is sometimes referred to as King Stringy, Messmate Stringybark, Messmate or Tasmania Oak.

14. Mengaris – 85.76 m (281.4 ft)

Mengaris -  85.76 m (281.4 ft)
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Mengaris (Koompassia excelsa), is a tall flowering plant with a height of 85.76 meters (281.4 ft).

Endemic to Southeast Asia, especially, Tawau Hills National Park, in Sabah on the island of Borneo, it has many names, such as Pontiankak Putih Cantik.

15. Karri 85 m (279 ft)

Karri  85 m (279 ft)
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Karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor), is found in Australia and has a height of 85 m (279 ft).

A Eucalyptus and native to Southwestern Australia, this flowering plant can be found approximately, 20 kilometers (km) west from Manjimup, at Record Brook River (an Eastern tributary of Donnelly River, Western Australia, Australia.

16. Shorea argentifolia – 84.85 m ( 278.4 ft)

Shorea argentifolia is a forest tree endemic to Southeast Asia, especially at the Gaharu ridge of Tawau Hills National Park, in Sabah on the island of Borneo.

Also, it is the 16th tallest tree specie in the world with a height of 84.85 meters (278.4 feet).

Furthermore, this flowering plant is threatened by habitat loss, due to forest fires and deforestation.

17. Shorea superba – 84.41 m (276.9 ft)

Shorea Superba is a Dipterocarpaceae tree with a height of 84.41 m (276.9 ft).

Also, like the Shorea argentifolia, the Shorea superba is endemic to Southeast Asia, and can be found at Gergassi Ridge of Tawau Hills National Park, in Sabah on the island of Borneo.

Furthermore, the Shorea superba is the 17th tallest tree specie in the world, with a height of 84.41 meters (276.9 feet).

18. Shining gum – 84.3 m (277 ft)

Shining gum -  84.3 m (277 ft)
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Shining gum (Eucalyptus nitens), has a height of 84.3 meters (277 feet).

This flowering plant is endemic to Southeastern Australia, and can be found at O’Shannassy Catchment, Victoria, Australia.

19. Sugar pine – 83.45 m (273.8 ft)

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The sugar pine (Pinus lambertiana) has a height of 83.45 meters (273.8 feet).

Also, asides being the 19th tallest tree in the world, it is the tallest pine tree in the world.

This conifer is endemic to Western North America, and can be found near Yosemite National Park, California, United States.

20. Western hemlock – 83.34 m (273.4 ft)

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The Western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) has a height of 83.4 meters (273.4 feet).

The last on our list of tallest trees in the world. It is Endemic to Western North America, the conifer can be found at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, California, United States.

Also, it is sometimes referred to as western hemlock, tsunami, or western hemlock-spruce.

In conclusion, these are the 20 tallest trees in the world:

  1. Coast Redwood – 115.92 m (380.3 ft)
  2. Yellow Meranti – 100.8 m (331 ft).
  3. Mountain Ash – 100.5 m (329.7 ft).
  4. Coast Douglas-fir – 99.7 m (327 ft)
  5. Sitka Spruce – 96.7 m (317 ft)
  6. Giant Sequoia – 95.7 m ( 314 ft)
  7. Kashmir Cypress – 94.6 m ( 310 ft)
  8. Southern Blue Gum – 92 m (302 ft)
  9. Manna Gum – 91 m (299 ft)
  10. Dinizia excelsa 88.5 m ( 290 ft)
  11. Alpine Ash – 87.9 m (288 ft)
  12. Noble Fir – 86 m (282 ft)
  13. Browntop stringybark – 86 m (282 ft)
  14. Mengaris – 85.76 m (281.4 ft)
  15. Karri 85 m (279 ft)
  16. Shorea argentifolia – 84.85 m ( 278.4 ft)
  17. Shorea superba – 84.41 m (276.9 ft)
  18. Shining gum – 84.3 m (277 ft)
  19. Sugar pine – 83.45 m (273.8 ft)
  20. Western hemlock – 83.34 m (273.4 ft)

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