An Australian Eucalyptus tree grows to massive proportions in the pleasant tropical mountain climate at Ooty’s Botanical Garden, where it is now certainly one of tropical India’s largest trees
A large Tasmanian Blue Gum- one of the largest species of flowering plant in the world- is growing at an estate on the edges of Almora in the Kumaon Himalaya.
This jamun tree at the terminus of the Toy Train leading up onto Matheran Hill Station is named after the railways founder, Adamjee Peerbhoy.
Up in the Saptura Range, in the sandstone canyon of Reechgarh, a jamun tree dominates a quiet grotto.
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
A gnarled old jamun tree. signposted- and futilely fenced off- is a tourist attraction near Kodai Lake. The Vattakanal Conservation Trust has identified these trees as significant elements of the last shola rainforests. To learn more, or to contribute to their conservation initatives, visit www.vattakanalconservationtrust.org
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
This eucalyptus tree was probably not yet even planted in 1919 when the British army massacred 400 Indian civilians in this walled garden in Amritsar
At the green and spacious Lodhi Gardens in the heart of New Delhi, a huge Murray River Red Gum from the interior of Australia spreads its branches out wide.