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 If you’d be so kind as to share this request with someone who might be able to help, it would be much appreciated.