Ten Tallest Tree Species

#1 Coastal Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)
  • Hyperion: 379 feet (115 meters)
  • Helios 376.3 feet
  • Stratosphere Giant 370.5 feet
  • Mendocino Tree: 368 feet
#2 Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans)
  • Centurion: 101 meters
  • Icarus Dream: 97 meters
  • Mount tree: 96 meters
#3 Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
  • Doerner Fir”, (previously known as the Brummit fir), 99.4 meters
  • Cathedral Grove: 76 meters (249 feet)

#4 Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis)
  • Carmanah Giant: 96 meters (315 ft)
  • Quinault rain forest (191 feet)
  • Giant Spruce of Cape Perpetua (185 feet)
#5 Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)
  • Redwood Mountain Grove: 94.9 meters
  • Diamond Tree: 87.2 meters
  • Hart Redwood: 84.8 meters
  • General Sherman: 84.2 meters
#6 Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus)
  • Tasmania: 90.7 meters

#7 White Gum (Eucalyptus viminalis)
#8 Noble fir (Abies procera)
  • Goat Marsh Research Natural Area: 89.9 meters ( Mt. St. Helens National Monument)
#9 Alpine Ash (Eucalyptus delagatensis)
#10 Yellow Meranti (Shorea faguetiana)
runner up - Shining Gum (Eucalyptus nitens)
  • Tasmania - 84.4 meters


  1. Specific epithets in a species name are written in lower case, i.e. not capitalized.

  2. Lately, I was very much enjoying a website for Cathedral Grove, which you mentioned in #3 Douglas Fir.

    For #1, have you seen what Hyperion looks like?

    I'm not sure which date you posted this entry. Last January, I posted a couple of images of Hyperion.

    Hyperion Redwood & Largest Redwoods

    Many of these tallest trees are in gorgeous forest habitats.

    M. D. Vaden

  3. I have been reading this blog for some time now but never bothered to comment until today. wanted to let you know that i am a fan and enjoy your work. An excellent visual trip from tree species to tree species, plus handy information and key facts on trees from many areas of the world. thank you for shearing your post.

  4. Two more for consideration: Eucalyptus saligna has been reliably measured at 81.5 metres at just 100 years old; there are reports up to 96 metres.

    Second, eucalpytus diversicolor has been reported up to 90 metres. Both deserve another look.