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Which non-coniferous trees are the tallest in the world? Eucalypts.
Eucalyptus regnans, the Australian mountain ash, is the tallest of all flowering plants. Today, the tallest measured specimen named Centurion is 99.6 m (327 ft) tall (taller than the highest giant sequoia). Six other eucalypt species exceed 80 metres in height.
This kind of tilted forest is a common sight in subarctic taiga. What is this phenomenon caused by? The soil.
The permafrost prevents trees from developing a deep root system. Climate variations or forest fires can thaw the upper extents of the permafrost, creating a ground slump called thermokarst.
What is the main purpose for baobab to have such thick trunk? Water storage.
The swollen trunk of the baobab tree can store as much as 31,700 gallons (120,000 l) of water to endure harsh drought conditions. Indigenous Australians used baobabs as a source of water.
This photo was taken in Madagascar. What are these grand trees? Baobabs.
These large trees are the only remnants of the tropical forest that once grown in the area. The baobabs were simply too large and tough to be cleared without mechanical tools. The tree can grow up to nearly 100 feet (30 m) tall and 35 feet (11 m) wide.