Question: What is the world’s largest tree, by volume?

Question: What is the world’s largest tree, by volume?

The Ashbrittle Yew
General Sherman
Hyperion
An unnamed evergreen

At about 52,500 cubic feet when it was last measured accurately in the 1980s, General Sherman is the world’s largest tree by volume. (For reference, that’s about half the volume of an Olympic-size swimming pool.) But despite being big, General Sherman is not particularly old by sequoia standards — the tree is only about 2,000 years young, whereas other sequoias are thought to be more than 3,000 years old.

The Answer: The correct answer is General Sherman.

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