Helios - World's 2nd Tallest Tree
Height: 377.13+ ft (114.95+ m) Elevation: GPS Latitude:
Volume: 20,500 ft3 (581 m3) Creek: Redwood Creek tributary GPS Longitude:
Width: 16.00 ft (4.88 m) Grove: Helios Grove Discovery Date: July 1, 2006
Age: 2,051 y Park: Redwood NP Discovered By: Chris K. Atkins
Michael W. Taylor

Notes: Helios is the world's 2nd tallest tree, the 2nd tallest and 6th largest tree in Redwood National Park, and the tallest and largest tree in Helios Grove. Naturalists Chris K. Atkins and Michael W. Taylor named the tree after the Greek Titan Helios, god of the sun and son of Hyperion, because its treetop remained sunlit when first spotted near sunset on July 1, 2006. Helios held the title of world's tallest tree from July 1, 2006 until August 25, 2006 when Atkins and Taylor discovered Hyperion in Redwood National Park.

Helios has the largest measured crown, 696,050 ft3 (19,710 m3), in Redwood National Park [3rd largest in Redwood National and State Parks behind Iluvatar, 915,500 ft3 (25,924 m3), and Atlas, 912,740 ft3 (25,846 m3)] and contains over 560 million leaves. The main trunk tapers sharply about 59 ft (18 m) above average ground level, and the tallest leader is a reiterated trunk.

The film In Search of the Tallest: A Redwoods Adventure includes a segment about Helios.