Giant sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) by far are the largest trees of the world by wood volume. These trees are very tall and the tallest known specimen grows in the Giant Sequoia National Monument. It is 95.8 m tall.

Grove of giant sequoias in Converse Basin Giant belongs to the Giant Sequoia National Monument. Most of the giant sequoias were cut here one century ago but some 60 – 100 large trees remain but most of the trees are young sequoias. The most prominent sequoia here is the giant Boole Tree.

The newly discovered tallest sequoia was was reported by the well known local researcher Michael Taylor in 2013. The height measurement of this tree was made with a laser rangefinder. Thus it surpassed the tallest known sequoia – the 94.9 m tall Tallest Giant Sequoia in Redwood Mountain Grove (also unofficial name).

Sequoia has not received any specific name and its exact location is not given in the available works.

There have been reports about higher – up to 97.8 m tall sequoias and even (wrong) assumptions that Sequoiadendron giganteum could reach 133 m height ("Father of the Forest" in Calaveras Grove mentioned by James M.Hutchings, Scenes of Wonder and Curiosity in California in 1862).

Tallest Giant Sequoia in Converse Basin is included in the following list:

10 tallest trees in the world
10 tallest trees in the world


  1. Monumental Trees, Giant sequoia in the Giant Sequoia National Monument, accessed on the 23nd December 2016.
Tallest Giant Sequoia in Converse Basin on the map
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Location, GPS coordinates: 36.8219 N 118.9457 W (approximate location)
Categories: Trees
Values: Biology
Rating: 2.5 out of 10 stars
Where is located? North America, United States, California, Fresno County, Converse Basin grove of giant sequoias. Exact location not given.
Species: Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum (Lindl.) J.Buchh.
Height: 95.8 m
Diameter: ?

Landmarks of California

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve / , Flickr / CC BY 2.0
Although California is one of states in the United States of America, Americans often compare it to a separate country, e.g. “if California would be a country, it would have the eighth largest economy in the world”. We can go on with this comparison – California has more landmarks and attractions than many large countries of the world.


Árbol del Tule, another aspect of trunk which shows that the trunk has elongated form
Árbol del Tule, another aspect of trunk which shows that the trunk has elongated form / cezzie901, Flickr / CC BY 2.0
Category includes some of the most impressive and interesting separate trees of the the world. Total number of tree species in the world still is a wild guess – may be 10,000 and may be 100,000 but most likely somewhere in between. Every month there are reported new tree species from the whole world, including the Western Europe.

Recommended books

Redwoods: The World’s Largest Trees

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Coast Redwood: A Natural and Cultural History

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