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The world's tallest tropical "Minecraft" tree found in Malaysia

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 09, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Lacy Cooke last modified Jun 08, 2016

In Malaysia, scientists from the University of Cambridge discovered what they think could be the tallest recorded tropical tree. Found in the Sabah state's "Lost World," the Yellow Meranti tree is endangered, more commonly found in the computer game Minecraft than on Earth. At its tallest point, the tree is nearly 300 feet tall, just a little bit shorter than London's Big Ben. While collaborating with the Sabah Forestry Department, the scientists found the tree using a LiDAR scanner...






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