Today is National Eucalypt Day. A day to celebrate the magnificent trees we Australians call Gum Trees.
The following photos are of Eucalyptus regnans commonly known as Mountain Ash, also Swamp Gum, or Stringy Gum. Mountain Ash trees are native to Tasmania and the state of Victoria in south-east Australia.
Eucalyptus regnans is the world’s tallest flowering plant and is also the world’s second tallest tree.
I remember when I was in primary school, my teacher told the class that trees were the lungs of the world. I can clearly remember my thoughts: “Then why are we cutting them down?”
I still ask that question decades later.
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