Rainbow trees

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These trees look like something Willy Wonka might produce in his factory – everlasting toffee, seven-day chews, three-course-dinner bubble gum, you get the ideas. They are eucalyptus deglupta.

It’s also known as the rainbow eucalyptus, Mindanao gum, or rainbow gum – the only type of Eucalyptus that grows naturally in the Northern Hemisphere.

It’s found in Kauai, New Guinea, Ceram, Sulawesi and Mindanao and is used mostly for pulpwood – paper eventually.

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The colours emerge gradually. Pieces of the bark are shed annually at different times, revealing a green inner bark and over time the colour darkens and changes to blue, purple, maroon and orange tones.

Rainbow Eucalyptus
Photo: Jeff Kubina
Rainbow Eucalyptus
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Rainbow Eucalyptus
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Rainbow Eucalyptus
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Rainbow trees was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Oonagh Shiel
Author: Oonagh Shiel (3252 posts)

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