|credit: Carnegie Institution for Science|
*The tallest coast redwood tree living in Redwood National Park, California is 379.1 feet tall. Hyperion is said to be the world's largest living tree. Park officials should be extremely vigilant in protecting this magnificent living creature from insane attacks by vandals, thrill seekers, extremists of various sorts, or just plain idiots. Hyperion was not located until 2006. It is named after one of the Titans of Greek mythology, a child of the Earth and Sky.