Giant Tree Expeditions: Tasmania

A man sits on a giant log bridging a ravine

We love trees...

landmark trees •  ancient trees • witness trees • giant trees • gnarled trees

A woman climbs a multi-branched cedar tree

....and you will love them too

listen to their stories • learn their lessons • read their history • enjoy their company • learn the science

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Exploring ancient forests since 1999...

We’ve climbed and studied some of the world’s tallest and largest flowering plants, conducted the first systematic measurements of the giant banyans, and explored significant trees internationally.​

We've chased trees around the world...

From the California redwood forests to the Indian jungles to Borneo highlands to New Zealand northlands to the to the Fiji forests to the Himalayan slopes to the Australian rainforests to the heartland of China to the islands of Japan

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A treeclimber in a giant spruce tree

...as a scientist

biodiversity surveys • branching structure • arboreal plants • insect life • forest dynamics, photomonitoring • leaf chemistry • vertebrate habitats

...as a storyteller

ancient trees • witness trees • champion trees • survivor trees • individual trees

...as a conservationist

genetic samples • structural surveys • forest measurements • interpretation outreach • educational tours • citizen science

A giant forest grove seen from above

In 2002, fell madly in love with Tasmania's ancient forests

They have a unique charm all of their own

A retired couple and a guide at a giant tree

And now it's your turn!

Come with us on an Expedition into the most wonderful of ancient forests!

An afternoon rainbow splashes on Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Now based in Hobart, Tasmania

A beautiful port city on an emerald island on the edge of the world.

The finest of Australian destinations and only a short distance from several of the world’s superlative forest groves.

and inviting you to join for your own customised Expedition.

We are the first specialist giant forest science tourism operator in Tasmania, and operate to the highest standards of safety, positive-impact, and governmental relations.

Y. Daniel Bar-Ness grew up between the coastal redwoods and the giant sequoia groves of California, studied forest ecology in the coastal rainforests near Seattle, and originally came to Tasmania to conduct the first on-ropes biodiversity surveys of the giant Eucalyptus treetops.

 

In the years since, he’s travelled 26,000km around India documenting trees as part of a Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship, conducted the first systematic measurements of the world’s broadest trees, climbed the world’s tallest flowering tree, mapped out Hiroshima’s atomic-bomb survivor trees, and clambered into the branches of a New Caledonian aracaurian pine. He has served as Field Editor and regular contributor to Asian Geographic Magazine, assisted international film documentaries, and founded Tasmanian Geographic.

 

Now returned to Tasmania, he is on a mission to spark science and nature experiences across a variety of landscapes and ecosystems.

 

Let’s go to the forest!