#2714. Asked by Woody. (May 23 00 12:25 AM)
October 3, 2006 -- Confirmation of the new record-breaker came only after a tree-climbing scientist reached its top to confirm a height of nearly 380 feet (114m) - a foot taller than previously thought.
Hyperion, which stands 379.1 feet tall, is nearly nine feet taller than the previous record holder, Stratosphere Giant. Two other ancient redwoods discovered nearby were also higher than the previous best, knocking the old record-holder into fourth place.
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