Tallest Tropical Tree

Scientists announced this month the discovery of the world’s tallest tropical tree! This was in Borneo by a team from the Universities of Oxford and Nottingham. They estimate the tree weighs around 82 tonnes and is just over 100 metres.

tallest tropical tree
Menara, meaning ‘tower’ in Malaysian, standing over 100 m

This giant meranti tree is so large that it can sustain its own ecosystem of more than 1,000 types of fungi, insects and plants. What a star of a tree!