Meet the world's tallest and largest flowering trees
Meet the world's tallest and largest flowering trees


The gnarliest and branchiest stringybark imaginable.

Stringybark, Eucalyptus obliqua
The Myrtaceae, the myrtle, eucalyptus, tea-tree family

Vita: 7/10  Gnarl: 10/10  Wildness: 6/10 Accessibility: 0/10   Sensitivity: 9/10 

 Country: Tasmania, Australia -- Whereabouts: Styx Valley

What we love about this tree:
It's grotesquely complex and full of branches

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 swamp gum Eucalyptus regnans for size.

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      This tour was a highlight of my trip to Tasmania and was a truly special experience. I was travelling with a friend and whilst we had already done a lot… read more