The Stratosphere Giant, the world's reigning tallest living tree, seems to have lost its title -- to not one but three contenders.
Like the 370-foot Giant, the three trees are coast redwoods. They were discovered this summer in Redwood National Park near Eureka by a team of California researchers who spend most of their free time bushwhacking through North Coast forests in search of taller and taller trees. ...
The tallest of the three new finds, a redwood named Hyperion, measures 378.1 feet. Next in line, Helios, stands at 376.3 feet; Icarus, the third, reaches 371.2 feet.
Redwood experts say the discovery is a bit surprising considering that so much of the state's redwood forests have been logged.