Sequoia sempervirens

Sequoia sempervirens (pronounced /sɨˈkwɔɪ.ə sɛmpərˈvaɪrənz/) is the sole living species of the genus Sequoia in the cypress family Cupressaceae (formerly treated in Taxodiaceae). Common names include coast redwood, California redwood, and giant redwood. It is an evergreen, long-lived, monoecious tree living 1200 – 1800 years or more. This species includes the tallest trees on Earth, reaching up to 379 feet (115.5 m) in height (without the roots) and up to 26 feet (7.9 m) diameter at breast height.

Trees over 200 feet (61 m) are common, and many are over 300 feet (91 m). The current tallest tree is Hyperion, measuring at 379.3 feet (115.6 m). The tree was discovered in Redwood National Park during Summer 2006 by Chris Atkins and Michael Taylor and has been measured as the world's tallest living organism. The previous record holder was the Stratosphere Giant in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park, at 370.18 feet (112.83 m), last measured in 2004 (was 368.57 feet (112.34 m) in Aug 2000 and 369.29 feet (112.56 m) in 2002). Until it fell in March 1991, the "Dyerville Giant" was the record holder. It too stood in Humboldt Redwoods State Park; it was 372.05 feet (113.40 m) metres high and estimated to be 1,600 years old.

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The panorama picture in the banner is taken at the Sequoia National park. Sequoia National Park is located in the southern Sierra Nevada east of Visalia, California.