Beyond the BookDid you know?
- The coast redwood is the largest and tallest individual living organism
on the planet. The edible fungus known as honey mushroom, or
Armillaria, is is far larger (the largest known mass occupies 300 square
miles of the Blue Mountains) but doesn't qualify as an "individual"
- In most trees the branches are smaller at the top than at the bottom.
Redwoods are the opposite, becoming increasingly complex with increasingly
massive branch structures at the top.
- Humans are the only primates who, as a species, don't spend time in
- The General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park is the largest (by volume) tree in the world - that we know...