TG #40

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In TG 40:

Drawing a Forest + Mangrove Climbing + Illustrated Earth + Giant Trees Guide Project

Forty seems a nice round number, and with this issue we’ve made it that far. What a wonderful adventure it’s been – we’ve explored strange new spaces, learnt new ways of discovering the world, and travelled in time to experience different lives. Just marvellous!

We’ll do our best to keep you edu-tained and engaged yet again. We’ll kick off with Paperbark Writer’s spectacular “How to Draw a Forest”. It’s a skill-based article that will take you through the process of sketching a forest profile. The drawing she’s describing is in the forest type of SE Queensland that’s most similar to our tall Tasmanian forest; conveniently on a recent trip to the Gold Coast Hinterland I was able to get my hands on some postcard prints of the very image. 

Heading overseas, we’ll hop on a strange and unique mangroving expedition into the coastal forests of Mexico, and use our ancestral abilities to swing between branches. We love treeclimbing over here at TG, and Jonathan Bloch has brought an entirely different style to the arboreal adventure. It’s a remarkable read.

Another piece, the Illustrated Earth, focuses upon details from the cartographer’s toolkit.  Mr. Ticehurst  has draw an intricate set of landforms for use on illustrated maps. They are wonderful to look at, and a nice introduction to our beautiful planet.

And finally, there’s a project update on A Visitor’s Guide to Tasmania’s Giant Trees. Tasmanian Geographic is working on a guidebook to introduce those ambassadors from the natural world, and we need your help in tracking down some of the less-prominent individuals. We’re especially interested in giant gum trees in country towns, non-eucalypts of rainforest and mountain, and woodland species. Let us know if you’ve got any leads, or if you’d be so kind,  help us get in touch with someone who would!


All the best, The Editor