TG Project Update – A Visitor’s Guide to Giant Trees

With the arrival of 2016, we’ve embarked on an outreach ecology project that we hope  you’ll be interested in: A Visitor’s Guide to the Giant Trees of Tasmania. Drawing on more than ten years of researching, photographing, climbing into, and enthusing about these remarkable individuals, the Visitor’s Guide aims to be a starting point for those interested in meeting these ancient individuals. 

 To bring this guidebook and archive into reality, we’re hoping you, dear reader, could help us track down lesser-known candidate trees for inclusion on this list. 

At this stage, we’ve got a pretty good sense of where the remaining giant wet-forest eucalypts are, but we’d greatly appreciate leads on:

  • giant trees of non-eucalyptus species within Tasmania
  • giant eucalypts of the drier forest
  • township and rural eucalypts of exceptional size.

If at all possible, an exact location, a photograph, and a species identification would be invaluable. Please be sensitive to access considerations: i.e. probably best not to include any trees hidden on remote private property.

We’ll keep you in the loop as the project comes together. We aim to have a dedicated web page online soon and a portable guidebook before end-2016. And of course, it will be a great excuse for field trips around the island.

Contact us at contact@tasmaniangeographic.com. If you’d be so kind as to share this request with someone who might be able to help, it would be much appreciated.