A Stringybark for Joseph Hooker

Named after Joseph Hooker, the botanist at the Darjeeling Botanical Gardens, this is a Tasmanian Obliqua stringybark, a member of one of the world’s tallest and largest flowering plant species

My Long Lost Stringybark Friend

At the Ooty Botanical Gardens, I immediately recognized the stringybark gum trees that I knew so well from Tasmania- I spent four years of my life climbing into these superlative trees and studying the treetop biodiversity