At just shy of 90 metres registered height, this is one of the last remaining examples of an ultra-sized white peppermint. While they are non unfamiliar in the in the northeastern Tasmanian forests, there are few places left to see them as a giant. You can easily visit the White […]
If you are in Kolkata in the east of India, make sure to make the trip across the Hoohghly River to Howrah to discover the quiet green surroundings of the Indian Botanical Gardens. Planted in 1787 by British colonialists, it is now run by the Indian Botanical Survey and is […]
At 92.9 metres registered height, this is the sixth tallest flowering plant on Earth and one of the very tallest trees of the Southern Hemisphere. It seems in exceptional condition for its height, and its crown is clearly visible from the steep slopes above it.
This tree is marvelous – the largest stringybark Eucalyptus obliqua by wood volume and a remarkable specimen of a complex gum tree. It’s trunk has been measured at 296 cubic metres, with another 41 cubic metres of branches on top. It’s one of the only stringybarks to rival the giant […]
A massive, spreading banyan tree, on a sand island in the Narmada River, said to be grown from the toothpick of the renowned poet Kabir. This tree, stretching 200 metres across, is one of the world’s largest living things.
The central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh is home to the incredible palace compound of Orchha. This giant baobab tree is, to my best reckoning, dating from the 1500s and was brought across from Southern Africa to India by Arab traders.
Announced in the local newspaper as possibly Australia’s largest tree, the Kermandie Queen is a fantastic specimen of a giant gum tree. There’s been talk of building an access track to see this tree – hopefully one day in the not-too-distant future it will be a prime tourist attraction in […]