The largest tree in the USA is in…Hawaii?

Hawaii is awesome for many reasons.  I know what you’re thinking “well, obviously, the beaches duh”, but there’s more to Hawaii than that.  There’s things like overpriced soft serve ice cream overpriced gasoline overpriced cocktails at touristy restaurants mountains, hiking, and…the largest tree in the United States of America.

I mean, the beaches are great too, but who wouldn’t want to see the largest tree in the USA?  I put together a little video about the tree for the YouTube channel (to which you should subscribe if you haven’t yet!) as part of a new series of shorter videos I’m planning called Something I Found Interesting.

I shot the footage with my Mavic 2 Pro drone (even the walking through town shots, I just turned on the drone and walked with it instead of flying with it so the footage would at least be stabilized) and am happy with how it turned out!

What else should I cover in my SIFI series?  Lots of interesting stuff out there!



  1. Huh… Had no idea that old banyan in Lahaina is the largest tree in the U.S. The one on the Pipiwai Trail in Haleakala National Park’s Kipahulu District is more impressive looking in my opinion. And if you’re ending up at touristy restaurants you just aren’t going to the right places .

  2. This is really a misstatement. Please clarify what you mean by ‘largest’. The General Shermain Sequoia is the largest single stem tree in the world. The Pando ‘tree’ organism is estimated to be 80,000 years old and at 6,600 short tons is the heaviest known organism. There will certainly be others that fit the ‘largest’ bill.

    So you can see that calling anything the ‘largest’ is not entirely accurate.


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