National Geographic : 1964 Jul
NorthernGateway UA In Rodluwn mnir WORLD'S TALLEST KNOWN TREES ONLY California and a pocket in southern Oregon produce earth's tallest living things - the coast redwoods, Sequoia sempervirens. Trees grow in a belt 500 miles long and hardly more than 30 miles wide. Largest untouched stands flourish in northern California's Hum boldt and Del Norte Counties. In order of height, the top six trees are: HEIGHT IN FEET 367.8 367.4 364.3 356.5 352.6 352.3 LOCATION Redwood Creek grove Humboldt County, Calif. Redwood Creek grove Redwood Creek grove Rockefeller Tree, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Calif. Founders Tree, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Calif. Redwood Creek grove Forest monarchs of three other species grow in Pa cific coast states and in Tasmania and Australia. They include a 324-foot Douglas fir (Pseudotsugataxifolia) at Ryderwood, Washington; a 322-foot Eucalyptus reg nans in the Styx River Valley of Tasmania; a 305-foot tree of the same species in Victoria, Australia; and two Sequoia giganteain California-the 291-foot McKinley Tree and the 272-foot General Sherman, both in Se quoia National Park.