These are all ancient trees with a lifespan of up to thousands of years.
1. General Sherman – California, USA
General Sherman is a species of the pine family, also known as pine conifer or conifer. Its ancient name was sequoia, given by the Cherokee Indians. Sequoia is the name of the person who created the hieroglyphic writing for this people. Thus, since ancient times, the Cherokee people have considered this pine tree as a sacred tree.
The tree is nearly 100 meters high, with a trunk circumference of 34 meters. Some of its branches are also up to 2m in diameter. By volume, it is the largest tree in the world alive today. According to calculations in 1975, the trunk alone gave about 53,000 cubic feet of wood, or about 1,500 m³, the amount of wood equivalent to harvesting an entire corner of the forest.
2. Lost Monarch Redwood Cypress (California, USA)
Lost Monarch is in second place with with a height of 98m, a diameter of 7.9m and a volume of 1203m³.
3. Arbol del Tule Cypress (Oaxaca, Mexico)
Arbol del Tule is one of the largest trees in the world located in the center of the town of Santa María del Tule, Mexico state Oaxaca. The tree is about 1400 years old and is the widest tree in the world with a diameter of 11.62 m, and a mass of 750 m³.
4. Tane Mahuta Pine (Waipoua Forest, New Zealand)
Tane Mahuta has an estimated lifespan of 1250 to 2500 years, with a mass of about 516 m³ and is the fourth largest tree in the world by volume. Tane Mahuta is a giant kairu tree in the Waipoua forest of Northland Region, New Zealand.. Its name “Tane Mahuta” means “Lord of the Jungle” from the name of a deity in the Tane Mahuta temple.
5. Quinault Lake Redcedar (Washington, USA)
Located near the northwest shore of Lake Quinault of Aberdeen, Washington is a huge Quinault Lake Redcedar tree with a wood volume of 500 m³ with a height of 55m and a diameter of 6.04m.
Eucalyptus Regnans is a species of eucalyptus native to southeastern Australia, Tasmania and Victoria. Its height is more than 114 meters and the volume is up to 391 m³ .
7. Rullah Longatyle Eucalyptus (Tasmania, Australia)
8. Red Creek Fir (British Columbia, Canada)
Red Creek Fir belongs to the family of conifers native to western North America. This is the 8th largest tree in the world with a diameter of 4.2m and a volume of about 349m³ and a maximum height of up to 120m.
9. Queets River Spruce (Washington, USA)
Queets River Spruce is one of the largest conifers in the world with a height of 75.6m and a mass of about 337m³.
10. Gothmog oak tree (Tasmania, Australia)
Gothmog oak has a height of up to 90m and 3m in diameter. This is the 10th largest tree in the world with a volume of about 337 m³. The tree is located in Tasmania, Australia.