The largest tree in the world and the tallest tree in the world are often placed together on a list to appear as the top 10 trees in the world but here we are only concerned with the tallest, regardless of whether or not they are the largest, in width, or not. All of the top 10 tallest trees in the world are Redwoods located in the United States. Although this is said to be a list of the tallest trees, it should perhaps read the known tallest trees. Redwoods are known as a family of trees that include Giant Sequoia, Giant Redwood and Sierra Redwood which are only known to grow, naturally, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in California, on their western slopes. These trees can grow for a huge amount of years with the oldest one ever recorded, according to its ring count, was 3,500 years old. The broadest, therefore perhaps the largest, of these trees is said to be a tree named General Sherman which although only having a height of 274.9 ft. has a girth of 102.6 ft. and is estimated to weigh a staggering 2100 tonnes. Although big, General Sherman does not make this list which is of the top 10 tallest trees in the world.
Mendocino– Montgomery, Montgomery Flat – 112.20 m (368.1 ft.)
Until Stratosphere Giant was found in 2000, this had been the tallest tree since 1996. The exact coordinates of where this is located, have been kept hidden.
Paradox – Humboldt, Rockefeller Forest – 112.56 m (369.2 ft.)
This was the tallest tree from 1995 until 1996 but now it is not clear if the tree is still standing.
Rockefeller– Humboldt, Upper Bull Creek Flat – 112.60 m (369.3 ft.)
This tree is also a former title holder for being the tallest tree in the world.
Lauralyn– Humboldt, South Fork Eel River – 112.62 m (369.5 ft.)
This tree, found by Al Stangeburger and Paul Zinke, although tall, is a predominant leaner.
Orion– Redwood, Redwood Creek Tributary – 112.63 m (369.5 ft.)
This tree, which was found by LINAR, is perched on a high bench, next to a spring.
National Geographic Society– Redwood, Redwood Creek – 112.71 m (369.9 ft.)
This tree also held the title of tallest tree in the world from 1994 to 1995.
Stratosphere Giant– Humboldt, Rockefeller Forest – 113.11 m (371.1 ft.)
This tree held the title as tallest tree for 6 years, from 2000 right up until 2006.
Icarus– Redwood, Redwood Creek Tributary – 113.14 m (371.2 ft.)
This tree never held any title as it was found one month after Helios. This too, is in an unspecified exact location.
Helios– Redwood, Redwood Creek Tributary– 114.58 m (375.9 ft.)
This was officially the tallest tree from June 1st, 2006 till August 25th, 2006 when they found Hyperion on the other side of the creek.
Hyperion– Redwood, Redwood Creek Tributary – 115.61 m (379.3 ft.)
Light Detection and Ranging, (LIDAR), optical remote sensing, in their latest survey, have again confirmed this as the tallest known, living tree.