The next time you're outdoors, see if you can spot the tallest tree. If you're in the desert Southwest, this may be an easy task trees there are few and far between, and tend to hunch low to the ground to conserve resources. In the temperate Northeast, dense forests make the exercise a bit more difficult. And in the rainy Northwest, the towering stands of sequoias often reach higher than the eye can estimate.
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