Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Tallest tropical tree, so far


More than 330 feet tall, the yellow meranti is in Sabah, the Malaysian state on Borneo.

“This discovery is the first 100-meter tropical tree (and the world's tallest known flowering plant) recorded anywhere in the world. If it were laid along the ground the tree would be longer than a soccer field. The team named the tree “Menara,” which is Malaysian for tower. They estimated it weighs 81,500 kilograms, or more than the maximum takeoff weight of a Boeing 737-800, excluding roots.


Link at maggiesfarm.

Story includes interview with man who climbed the tree.


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