North West Region
The North West region covers a vast amount of area, from the Tarkine, to the main town Burnie and down to the Cradle Mountain area. There are still some fine stands of old trees even though much of the original tall forest has been logged. Most of the tall eucalypt forest you see in the area is Stringybark, Eucalyptus obliqua, although there is the occasional stand of Eucalyptus viminalis and at higher elevations, Eucalyptus delegatensis.
The Mount Cripps Giant, is a huge stringybark, Eucalyptus obliqua. Located a few kilometers north of Cradle Mountain NP, this tree can be tricky to find - large sections of this forest contain mature 'horizontal scrub' Anodopetalum biglandulosum, as the understorey - While this forest type can be very lush and attactive, if you get stuck in it, your progress can be less than 500m per hour!
If you are in the area, the Dip Falls forest reserve, about 35km south of Stanley or 25km west of Wynyard is definately worth a visit. While the falls are quite spectacular after heavy rain, the real attraction for me is the Dip Falls Giant Stringybark. It is about 16m girth and 62m tall - and with its impressive gnarly base, its fluting and twisted burls, this is a tree full of character.