California’s redwood trees are not the oldest living things in the world, but they are the tallest.
One redwood tree in Redwood National Park is 368 feet (112 m) tall.
One of the oldest living things in the world is in Sequoia National Park.
The General Sherman Tree, a giant sequoia tree that is 272 feet (83 m) tall, has a circumference of 109 feet (33 m) at its base and is thought to be about 2,500 years old.
But even older plants live in California, the bristlecone pine trees in California’s White Mountains.
Some are more than 4,000 years old.