Largest by volume

The largest trees in total volume are both tall and large in diameter and, in particular, hold a large diameter high up the trunk. Measurement is very complex, particularly if branch volume is to be included as well as the trunk volume, so measurements have only been made for a small number of trees, and generally only for the trunk. No attempt has ever been made to include root volume. Measuring standards vary. The top eleven species measured so far are*: Giant Sequoia Sequoiadendron giganteum: 1,487 m? (52,508 cu ft), General Sherman[19] Coast Redwood Sequoia sempervirens: 1,203 m? (42,500 cu ft), Lost Monarch[20] Montezuma Cypress Taxodium mucronatum: 750 m? (25,000 cu ft), Arbol del Tule[21] Kauri Agathis australis : 516 m?, Tane Mahuta, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand[22] Western Redcedar Thuja plicata: 500 m? (17,650 cu ft ), Quinault Lake Redcedar[19] Tasmanian Blue Gum Eucalyptus globulus: 368 m? (13,000 cu ft), Rullah Longatyle (Strong Girl, also Grieving Giant) [8] Australian Mountain Ash Eucalyptus regnans: 360 m? (12,714 cu ft), Arve Big Tree[8] Coast Douglas-fir Pseudotsuga menziesii 349 m? (12,320 cu ft) Red Creek Tree Sitka Spruce Picea sitchensis 337 m? (11,920 cu ft) Queets Spruce[23] Australian Oak Eucalyptus obliqua: 337 m? (11,920 cu ft) Gothmog[8] Alpine Ash Eucalyptus delegatensis: 286 m? (10,100 cu ft), located in Styx River Valley[8] (*)This list does not take into account specimens no longer living. Sequoiadendron giganteum (giant sequoia, giant redwood, Sierra redwood, Sierran redwood, or Wellingtonia) is the sole living species in the genus Sequoiadendron, and one of three species of coniferous t

ees known as redwoods, classified in the family Cupressaceae in the subfamily Sequoioideae, together with Sequoia sempervirens (coast redwood) and Metasequoia glyptostroboides (dawn redwood). The common use of the name "sequoia" generally refers to Sequoiadendron giganteum which occurs naturally only in groves on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Sequoia sempervirens (pronounced /sk.? s?mp?r?va?r?nz/)[1] 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 12001800 years or more.[2] 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) in diameter at breast height. Before commercial logging and clearing began by the 1850s, this massive tree occurred naturally in an estimated 2,100,000 acres (8,500 km2) along much of coastal California (excluding southern California where rainfall is not sufficient) and the southwestern corner of coastal Oregon within the United States. An estimated 95% or more of the original old-growth redwood forest has been cut down,[3] due to its excellent properties for use as lumber in construction. The name sequoia sometimes refers to the subfamily Sequoioideae, which includes S. sempervirens along with Sequoiadendron (giant sequoia) and Metasequoia (dawn redwood). On its own, the term redwood usually refers to the coast redwood, which is covered in this article, and not to the other two species.