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    Exclamation Protecting Hyperion, the world's tallest tree...

    Protecting Hyperion, the world's tallest tree...

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    From the ground, the world’s tallest tree is easy to overlook: It has the same thick, craggy bark as the thousands of other coast redwoods towering over the temperate, fog-blanketed forests of Northern California, and it grows the same needle-like foliage. To truly understand what makes the tree exceptional, you would need to scale its trunk, as one botanist did in 2006. After lowering a measuring tape from the tallest leaf, you would learn that the tree—known as Hyperion—stands over 380 feet. That makes it nearly 75 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty.

    But when hikers pass beneath Hyperion, they may have no idea that they’re standing in the shadow of the tallest living organism, and one of the most famous trees, on Earth. Hyperion isn't marked on any maps, and the Redwood State and National Parks keep its exact location in the Redwood Creek basin hidden from the public. That's because despite its formidable size, Hyperion is vulnerable.


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    Didnt some woman marry one of those trees?
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    So even the loggers did not have the heart to cut it down.

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