Fact of the Day Image Nov. 14th

Trees are pretty tall, but how can a tree be taller than the Statue of Liberty?

That is because Hyperion is a Coast Redwood or Sequoia Sempervirens tree. Hyperion lives in Redwood National Park in Califronia. They protect these old redwood trees from humans. The tallest tree, named Hyperion, got so tall because of it’s old age and it’s species. Coast Redwood trees get very tall! That is this species of trees’ specialty. They grow thick bark and get taller every single month! Hyperion is also over 800 years old! That means that this tree had lots of time to develop it’s bark and extend it’s bark towards the sky. This is why Hyperion got so tall!

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