Last summer, we discovered several giant Coast Redwoods, and the preliminary volume measurement for the one shown, done by Ron Hildebrant, was 38,299 cu. ft. excluding basal or reiterated stems. The largest listed for the species has 6,000 cubic ft in a basal stem off the roots included in its 42,500 cubic ft., so the main trunk is 36,500 cu. ft. ... the 2nd largest Melkor used to be called "Fusion Giant" and as the name implies appears like two trunks fused, with different looking bark on either side of the line up the middle. Ron is mentioned in Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast, by Robert Van Pelt, in a book The Wild Trees, etc., so his name may sound familiar. He's been part of the tree discovery network of northern California for 20 years or more. A future research climb could pin-point the volume closer, but for now, this tree has potential to be the largest known single redwood trunk. The lion's share is in the main bole. There are several small stems that have at least 400 cu. ft., but probably no more than 800 cu. ft. all combined. Every extra stem is off the trunk and none from the roots. All are part of the tree structure. No name is published for the tree. The location is broadly described as Redwood National and State Parks, which are in Humboldt and Del Norte counties of northern California.