Yoav Daniel Bar-Ness will be presenting — for the first time in Australia — images and stories from the Landmark Trees of India project. This documentation was the first national-level photo-mapping project of individual trees across what may be the world’s most diverse country.
Learn about some of the sacred, ancient, and interesting trees! We’ll travel from the high Himalaya to the muddy delta of the Ganges River, and from the deserts of Rajasthan to the supermetropolis of Delhi to the rainforests of the Western Ghats.
Incorporating more than 26,000 km of travel into a US–India Fulbright–Nehru project, Landmark Trees are a great way to learn about the geography, cultures, and ecology of this incredible country.
We’ll meet the broadest trees in the world, the oldest of the sacred deodar cedars, the Bodhi tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment, the tree under which the Bhagavad Gita was delivered, and even a few Tasmanian Eucalyptus trees growing strong under the Northern Hemisphere sunshine.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Yoav Daniel Bar-Ness is a natural history and geography enthusiast. He is the editor of Tasmanian Geographic, and has just launched the boutique tourism business Giant Tree Expeditions. He first came to Tasmania to climb giant trees as a scientist, and travelled to India as a Fulbright–Nehru Scholar.
Venue: Central Gallery