Photographer's Note

Photo of Australian Eucalyptus Forest from Dandenong Ranges located approximately 35 km east of Melbourne in state of Victoria.

Australia has many forests of importance due to significant features, despite being one of the driest continents. Australia has approximately 147 million hectares of native forest which represents some 19% of land use.

The majority of Australia's trees are hardwoods, typically eucalypts. There are more than 700 species of eucalyptus, mostly native to Australia.

On warm days eucalyptus forests are sometimes shrouded in a smog-like mist of vaporized volatile organic compounds; the Australian Blue Mountains in NSW take their name from the haze.

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