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There is another sequoia species (not to be confused with Giant Sequoia) that is quite remarkable: the Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), the tallest trees in the world.

The reigning champion is a tree called Hyperion in the Redwood National Park, identified by researcher Chris Atkins and amateur naturalist Michael Taylor in 2006. Measuring over 379 feet (155.6 115 m) tall, Hyperion beat out the previous record holder Stratosphere Giant in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park (at 370 feet / 112.8 m).

The scientists arenít talking about the exact location of Hyperion: the terrain is difficult, and they donít want a rush of visitors to come and trample the treeís root system.

[Image: The Stratosphere Giant - still an impressive specimen, previously the worldís tallest tree until dethroned by Hyperion in 2006.]

Thatís not all thatís amazing about the Coast Redwood: there are four giant California redwoods big enough that you can drive your car through them!

The most famous of the drive-through trees is the Chandelier Tree in Leggett, California. Itís a 315 foot tall redwood tree, with a 6 foot wide by 9 foot tall hole cut through its base in the 1930s.
 

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