Explore the world's tallest and largest flowering forests
Explore the world's tallest and largest flowering forests

Australian Significant Tree Specimen Archive

The Giant Eucalyptus Specimen Archive

Preserving genetic, leaf, and seed samples from the last remaining forest giants of Australia

Leaves, fruits, flowers, wood, bark, genes

We live in a time of extreme change and many of the notable trees are at risk. The Specimen Archive is a community-based project that safely preserves physical specimens for future study and display..

 Through collections with museums and research labs across Australia, the Archive will enable future researchers to study these elements of the Australia flora.


So far, the Specimen Archive has worked with:

  • The University of Tasmania
  • Australian National University
  • Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
  • The Tasmanian Herbarium at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
  • The Tree Projects
  • The Southern Tasmanian Caverneers
  • Savage River Caving Club

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