Mother nature has blessed this planet with so many magnificent creatures, and one of them is plants. Plants are present in all shapes and sizes. There are herbs, shrubs, bushes, trees, and many more. Plants are ranked on different factors that make them superlative in the world. These factors include height, trunk size, girth, etc. Let’s talk about the ten plants classified as superlative because of the thickness of their stem or diameter of their trunks.
1. Giant Sequoia
Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron Giganteum) is ranked as number one in the list of largest trees based on stem thickness. General Sherman is the most massive Giant Sequoia single stem tree. It is located in the giant forest of Sequoia National park in the U.S state of California. Its trunk volume is 1,487 cubic meters.
2. Coast redwood
Grogan’s Faults a Coast redwood (Sequoia Sempervirens) comes second on the list of trees with a thick stem. It is found in the Redwood National and State Park, also known as RNSP. It is said to be living for 1200-1800 years, having a trunk volume nearly equal to 1,084.5 cubic meters.
Tana Mahuta is the largest Kauri (Agathis australis) rooted in the Waipoua forest of NewZealand. It is estimated to be 1250-2500 years old. Its trunk volume is nearly equal to 516 cubic meters.
4. Western red cedar
A western red cedar, Cheewhat Giant located within the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve in British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest known redcedar in Canada and one of the world’s massive trees having a trunk volume of 449 cubic meters.
5. Eucalyptus Regnans
Native to Tasmania and Victoria, Australia, Eucalyptus regnans come on the sixth number in the list of trees having the thickest stem. Two Towers having trunk volume 358 is found in the forest of Tasmania.
6. Coast Douglas-fir
Red creek fir is the largest Douglas fir in the world by its volume. It is located in the San Juan Valley of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Its stem volume is calculated to be 349 cubic meters.
7. Sitka spruce
Rooted in Olympics national park of Washington, Queets Spruce, a Sitka spruce (Piceasitchensis), is the largest of its kind. It is said to be the fifth-largest conifer in the world having a volume of trunk nearly equal to 337 cubic meters.
8. Eucalyptus Obliqua
Rooted in the Styx Valley of Tasmania, Gothmog is the largest Eucalyptus Obliqua having a trunk volume nearly equal to 11,900 cubic feet. This species has a stingy, rough, or fibrous bark on the trunk.
9. Eucalyptus Delegatensis
Eucalyptus Delegatensis having a trunk volume of 286 cubic meters. In Victoria, it is commonly known as woollybutt and this species is mostly found in southeastern Australia.
10. Banyan Tree
The ancient banyan tree is found in Sargodha near Madh Ranjha. It is the oldest and largest tree of Pakistan, having history for thousands of years. But the world’s largest banyan tree is rooted in the soil of Srilanka and the third largest in India.
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