|Species||Coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)|
|Height||115.92 m (380.3 ft)|
|Volume of trunk||530 m3 (18,600 cu ft)|
Hyperion was discovered on August 25, 2006, by naturalists Chris Atkins and Michael Taylor. The tree was verified as standing 115.55 m (379.1 ft) tall by Stephen Sillett. It was found in a remote area of Redwood National Park purchased in 1978. It is estimated to contain 530 m3 (18,600 cu ft) of wood. The park also houses the second and third known tallest trees, named Helios and Icarus. Sillett estimates Hyperion to be 600 years old, while others report it to be roughly 700 to 800 years old.
The exact location of the Hyperion tree is nominally secret but is available via internet search. In July 2022, the Redwood Park superintendent closed the entire area around the tree, citing "devastation of the habitat surrounding Hyperion" caused by visitors.
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