My Aussie Bush

At the moment all the grey gums on our property are shedding bark. Large strips of bark cover the ground and expose a gorgeous orange, ochre’ golden trunk. I’m hard pressed to convince anyone that they are in fact grey gums or Eucalyptus punctata. They shed once a year, usually Jan/Feb and if there’s been a lot of rain, they tend to be more orange. That’s why this year, I’m noticing them more. They look like candles in the forest. Incidentally, they are also a food source for koalas. The bark makes great weed suppressant, kindling and home for countless insects and creatures, before it breaks down and turns back into soil. I’m not aware of any medicinal uses for this tree but in forestry it is widely used as a construction timber (hardwood)