Visitors visiting the tallest live tree in the world now run the danger of paying a $5,000 fine.

Hyperion is situated in a section of the Redwood National Park that is off limits. Nevertheless, many tourists have tried to detour from the path to view the tree. hide caption – John S. Chao on Flickr

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by John S. Chao The Redwood National Park’s Hyperion is located in a section that is off limits. Nevertheless, many tourists have tried to detour from the path to view the tree.

John S. Chao via Flickr Is Hyperion still the tallest tree in the world if no one is permitted to see it yet it is regarded as the world’s tallest living tree?

Yes, however as of right now, anybody who seek to view the Guinness World Record tree in person run the possibility of being fined $5,000 and being imprisoned for six months.

The Hyperion tree in California has been harmed as a result of its popularity, and the region around it and Hyperion are off-limits to tourists, according to the Redwood National Park.

NATIONAL There is no designated trail to reach Hyperion because it is situated in a closed region. Redwood National Park claims that despite this, numerous tree enthusiasts continued to make the journey, trampling through and harming the area that led up to Hyperion.

On the route to the location, staff members discovered garbage and human excrement.

You must choose as a tourist whether you will contribute to the preservation of this special scenery or its eradication. The park last week sent in an statement .

Redwood from the coast named Hyperion stands 380 feet tall. For comparison, the Statue of Liberty in New York is 1.25 times larger than that.

Hyperion, named after one of the Titans from Greek mythology, was found in 2006 by two researchers. A number of the tallest known trees in the world, including Helios and Icarus , which are 377 feet and 371 feet, respectively, are found in the park.

A combination of their leaves and the region’s climate contributes to the height of redwoods in northern California. The species that develops burl sprouts, which encourages growth following injury, and their leaves have a tendency to absorb and store more moisture from morning fog. Redwoods are also capable of live an incredibly long time because of these factors.

However, compared to other trees, they have shallower roots, making it simple for hikers to disturb the soil. Additionally, these trees are sensitive, like many ancient things.

The statement read, “Forests grow by the inch and die by the foot.” “A one visitor can significantly harm the ecology.”

Although Hyperion holds the record, the statement claims that it doesn’t live up to the hype and that the cost of trying to see it is not justified. Although the tree is tall, it is difficult to see from the ground, and neither the trunk nor the crown are particularly remarkable.

According to the statement, Hyperion’s trunk is modest in comparison to many other old-growth redwood trees. The vista from the foot of the tree is more spectacular than the hundreds of other trees on approved pathways.

Although the Hyperion is thought to be the tallest living tree in the world, it isn’t the biggest. The General Sherman tree in California’s Sequoia National Park’s Giant Forest is the rightful owner of that title.