Video: World's Tallest Tree Towers Over California

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January 23, 2006—Northern California's Redwood National Forest is no place to make a leisurely climb.

Redwoods are the tallest trees on the planet, often reaching heights of 300 feet (91 meters).

But that's nothing compared to "Hyperion," a recently discovered redwood in the park that stretches 70 feet (21 meters) farther toward the sky than the Statue of Liberty—and may be the world's tallest tree.

Take an arduous trek to the top of this titanic redwood, and learn why scientists think the giant still has some growing left to do.

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