Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

Tree Champions: High Dive

Posted: June 5, 2012 at 08:47 am Author: Westonbirt's learning and participation team

From 6 - 8 June, Westonbirt's learning and participation team will be hosting the Tree Champions family event. The event will include a trail around some of our own Olympic champions - our trees and shrubs - as well as some great Olympic-themed craft activities with a woody twist! Here, the team reveal some of the Tree Champion facts you can discover at Westonbirt…

Coast redwood

Redwood National Park, fog in the forest

As the tallest tree in the world, the seeds of the coast redwood have the furthest to fall, making them high dive champions!

Hyperion is the name of the tallest of them all standing at 115.54m high, growing in the Redwood National Park, California.

>It was measured by four tree climbers who dropped a tapeline from the top.

Hyperion has held its record since 2006.

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