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World’s tallest tropical tree discovered


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A few months ago, it was announced that there was a new record for the world’s tallest tropical tree: a Yellow Meranti (Shorea faguetiana) found in Sabah, one of the two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo, that stands some 89.5 metres (about 294 feet) tall.

But that record was not destined to last long. Gregory Asner of the Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford University announced at the Heart of Borneo conference today that he had not only found a taller tropical tree, but 50 taller trees.

https://news.mongabay.com/2016/11/worlds-tallest-tropical-tree-discovered-along-with-nearly-50-other-record-breakers/

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That's awesome! Glad to hear there are still some places that have trees such as this, I'd love to see them at some point.

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15 minutes ago, Aten said:

Sadly 1 month or so from now you'll read 'Tallest tree in the world cut down' kind of inevitable really...sigh

No one is cutting down Hyperion...

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It's interesting that the tree could grow that tall.  In warm weather regions trees don't get a chance to get a large enough circumference to be study enough to grow that tall as the growing season is too long and the trees don't get a long enough cold weather season to mature as northern trees do.

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Those are truly amazing. Not taking away from this thread, but I viewed this earlier on somewhere else.

Nice to see this here!!

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