Trees Actually Have a Height Limit By Nature


Two main opposing forces affect a tree's height. One pushes it upward, while the other holds it down. These forces actually determine the point at which a tree stops growing, and it appears that a maximum height for any tree is 426 feet. Trees would grow much taller if it weren’t for the opposing force of gravity. While the average tree grows to a height of somewhere between 150 and 210 feet, there are some that push the limits. The tallest tree in the world at this time is the Hyperion sequoia, which lives in California's Redwood National Park. The exact location is kept secret in order to protect the tree from damage. At 380 feet, its top cannot be seen. The tree was purchased in 1978 and is estimated to be 700-800 years old.