The tallest tree in USA It is located in the north of the state of California. For centuries, it lived a quiet life, with no major visitors because Redwood National Park doesn’t even have trails that bring tourists close to the tree. However, in recent years, more and more people dared to make their own way, but this is over.
The authorities of this park located on the north coast of the North American country imposed fines of up to 5,000 dollars and up to six months in jail for those who come within 2.5 kilometers of the tallest tree in USA (and the world), known as Hyperion.
It just so happens that recently travel bloggers, tree enthusiasts and rock climbers have managed to make their way through nature, cross a river and reach the tree, discovered in 2006. However, in their path, they damaged the vegetation around the gigantic red sequoia, which caused the authorities of USA they will block the way for everyone.
“The trails made by people grew, the amount of trash increased and the more people go to this tree, the more trails they are going to create and this is having damaging impacts on the vegetation and on the soils”, indicated Leonel Arguello, one of the officials of the park. Furthermore, traces of attempts to climb the tree were seen.
On the other hand, beyond the damage to the nature of these off-road adventures, the park authorities of the country led by Joe Biden They allege security reasons to close the perimeter around the Hyperion: there is no mobile phone signal there, so it is difficult to call for help if someone gets hurt.
It’s not that bad either
In 2019, the Hyperion, with its 115.55 meters in height, obtained the Guinness record by surpassing another red sequoia of 112 meters, also in USA. For Argüello, however, it is not worth all the effort involved in walking cross country to see the tree. because, from the base, it is not so impressive.
“It is the most common tree you will see. I have been working in this park for 33 years, I saw most of the older trees and this one in particular is not that impressive at the base. It’s just so tall,” he said, adding: “When you can’t see beyond the first 150 feet of the tree, no matter how tall it is”.