General Sherman Superlative Trees

Largest Trees in the World

The largest trees in the world are defined as the trees having the highest wood volume in a single stem. These trees are both tall and large in diameter and, in particular, hold a large diameter high up the trunk. Measurement is very complex, particularly if branch volume is to be included as well as the trunk volume, so measurements have only been made for a small number of trees, and generally only for the trunk. Few attempts have ever been made to include root or leaf volume.

List of Largest Living Trees by Species, Ranked by Trunk Volume

Tree Species Tree Trunk volume Tree name Tree Location
Cubic Meters Cubic Feet
Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) 1,487 52,500 General Sherman Sequoia National Park
Coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) 1,084.5 38,300 Grogan’s Fault Redwood National Park
Kauri (Agathis australis) 516 18,200 Tāne Mahuta Waipoua Forest, New Zealand
Western red cedar (Thuja plicata) 449 15,900 Cheewhat Giant British Columbia, Canada
Eucalyptus regnans 391 13,800 Still Sorrow Tasmania
Tasmanian blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) 368 13,000 Rullah Longatyle Tasmania
Coast Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) 349 12,300 Red Creek Fir British Columbia, Canada
Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) 337 11,900 Queets Spruce Olympic National Park
Eucalyptus obliqua 337 11,900 Gothmog Styx Tall Trees FP, Tasmania
Eucalyptus delegatensis 286 10,100 Styx River Valley