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Del Norte Titan

Main characteristics

Coordinates: 41.8 N 124.11 W (approximately, exact location not shown)
No:467        (list of all attractions)
Category:Trees
Values:Biology
Rank:4
Address:North America, United States, California, Humboldt County, Del Norte County, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Grove of Titans. Exact location not disclosed.
UNESCO World Heritage status:Part of "Redwood National and State Parks", 1980, No.134.
Species:Coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens (D. Don) Endl.)
Height:93.6 m
Circumference:22.73 m
Diameter:7.2 m
Spread of crown:25.3 m
Volume:> 1,000 m³
Del Norte Titan, California
Del Norte Titan with arborist M. D. Vaden in front / Mario D. Vaden, / CC BY 2.0

Coast redwood is the tallest tree in the world, but also the girth of its trunk is very large. Del Norte Titan has the largest circumference of single trunk in this species - 22.73 m.

Del Norte Titan, California
Del Norte Titan / Yinghai, / CC BY 2.0

Grove of Titans

Fairly recently - in May 1998 Dr. Steve Sillet and Michael Taylor discovered a grove of some of the world's largest trees and named it - Grove of Titans. In this amazing sector of redwoods grow the largest coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) by trunk volume, such as Lost Monarch (the largest by wood volume), Del Norte Titan, El Viejo Del Norte and the twin tree - Screaming Titans whose "double" trunk has a circumference of 28.6 m.

This grove has been preserved in pristine condition and the location of this grove is secret in order to prevent treading of soil and possible vandalism in this unique place. Wondermondo also does not know this location and the map here shows just an occasional location in the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.

It seems though that quite many people know this location - there are faint trails around the trees. Wondermondo agrees, that such amazing place should be kept possibly intact: for mass tourism there are quite many places in redwoods which have all the necessary trails and fences.

Stoutest coast redwood

Del Norte Titan was discovered on May 11, 1998 and this beautiful tree has the largest circumference of a single trunk in its species and fourth largest volume of wood.

Serious contender to this title is Lost Monarch just across the nearby Mill Creek. This giant tree has larger circumference (24.13 m) (1), it is also taller - fantastic 97.84 m and has larger wood volume, but its circumference includes several trunks.

Map

See the approximate location of Del Norte Titan on the map of California!

 

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