Photographer's Note

Eucalyptus deglupta is a huge evergreen tree of up to 60 (max. 75) m tall, the trunk of this tree is colourful. This photo shoot from the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) which partly open as a park to public for jogging. The Eucalyptus trees in the park are using as academic research such like stem cutting.

WS Photo : Trunk

Eucalyptus deglupta (Wikipedia)

Eucalyptus deglupta is a tall tree, commonly known as the Rainbow Eucalyptus, the Mindanao Gum, or the Rainbow Gum. It is the only Eucalyptus species found naturally in the Northern Hemisphere. Its natural distribution spans New Britain, New Guinea, Ceram, Sulawesi and Mindanao.

The unique multi-hued bark is the most distinctive feature of the tree. Patches of outer bark are shed annually at different times, showing a bright green inner bark. This then darkens and matures to give blue, purple, orange and then maroon tones.

In the present day this tree is grown widely around the world in tree plantations, mainly for pulpwood used in making paper. It is the dominant species used for pulpwood plantations in the Philippines.

The Eucalyptus deglupta tree is cultivated as an ornamental tree, for planting in tropical and subtropical climate gardens and parks.

The showy multi-coloured streaks that cover the trunk are a distinctive landscape design element.

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