According to the observations of scientists, representatives of evergreen sequoias are considered the tallest trees in the world. These trees grow mainly in the US state of California. Many tall trees also exist among representatives of eucalyptus and some other even deciduous species. Until 2006, the sequoia called Helios held the world championship in height. Helios is the so-called red tree. Representatives of this breed of sequoia grow in California, in the Redwood National Park or simply Redwood. Hence the name - red trees. This giant was discovered in early June 2006 by local naturalist Chris Atkins. The height of the tree was 114.58 m. It should be noted that all giant trees in this park are officially registered and included in the Guinness Book of Records. But the naturalist did not rest on this, and already in August of the same year, he went with a group of comrades, consisting of his colleague Michael Taylor, biologist of the Humboldt University Steve Saylett and ecologist Robert van Pelt to a remote part of the park in search of new giants. What was their surprise when they discovered not one, but three giant trees at once. The highest of them had a height equal to 115 meters and 61 centimeters. The name of this giant was given Hyperion - in honor of the titan from the mythology of ancient Greece.
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