Friday, 3 January 2014

Eucalyptus globulus

Eucalyptus globulus Eucalyptus/ Blue gum

This evergreen tree, native to Australasia, can grow to a height of 55metres. It flowers in November and December and is known to explode during a fire, due the the high gum residue. I had read many years ago that Eucalyptus trees were planted along roads in Spain and France to shelter marching soldiers from the heat of the sun.

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