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Rainbow Tree...cool

Posted by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 9:13 AM
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 I've never seen one before...Thought it was interesting and cool!

The rainbow eucalyptus brings art to nature, naturally

By: Shannon Dybvig

Looking for a bright spot after the monotone winter months? Then set your color-starved eyes on the rainbow eucalyptus. These wild trees might look like a conceptual art installation, but those vibrant hues are all nature made. The only eucalyptus variety native to the northern hemisphere, these trees are cultivated around the world as crowd-pleasing arboretum bait as well as for wood pulp used in paper making. The color of the bark is actually an indication of age. The youngest bark is bright green and matures through a color wheel of purples, oranges, and maroons. And while they look whimsical, they're serious trees. The rainbow eucalyptus can grow to be 240 feet tall and nearly 8 feet in diameter. Check out this spectrum-spanning flora below.


Rainbow eucalyptuses are also known by the names "Mindanao gum" and "rainbow gum."
Image by WikiCommons


These trees can grow to be 240 feet tall and nearly 8 feet in diameter. Image by Andy Simonds

Rainbow eucalyptus is the only variety of eucalyptus native to the northern hemisphere.
Image by WikiCommons


While cultivated all around the world, the rainbow eucalyptus' natural distribution spans Indonesia and South East Asia. Image by Harry Alverson


Different colors indicate the age of the bark. The youngest bark is bright green while the oldest is orange or maroon. Image by Back to Earth - Artworks


These trees are pretty tolerant to all types of environments and will grow in a good variety of climates and soils as long as there is no frost or prolonged flooding. Image by Roberto Verzo


Rainbow eucalyptuses are grown decoratively as well as for wood pulp used in making paper.
Image by Cody Perhamus


Even though they're evergreen, the constant sloughing of the color-morphing bark means no tree ever looks the same for long. Image by Spencer9

"Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone- except God"...Billy Graham
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stormcris
by Christy on Feb. 28, 2013 at 9:17 AM
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Those are pretty awesome looking.

meriana
by Platinum Member on Feb. 28, 2013 at 9:18 AM
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Wow, those are gorgeous! 

IhaveHisjoy
by Silver Member on Feb. 28, 2013 at 9:23 AM

 Our world is very beautiful..well at least the spots we haven't icked up with billboards are.

IhaveHisjoy
by Silver Member on Feb. 28, 2013 at 11:00 AM

BUMP!

pamelax3
by Gold Member on Feb. 28, 2013 at 11:15 AM

very cool

tscritch
by Silver Member on Feb. 28, 2013 at 11:18 AM

 Beautiful! Nature is fascinating!

IhaveHisjoy
by Silver Member on Feb. 28, 2013 at 11:31 AM

 I agree..Fascinating!

Quoting tscritch:

 Beautiful! Nature is fascinating!

 

"Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone- except God"...Billy Graham
Rubberbiscuit
by Bronze Member on Feb. 28, 2013 at 11:45 AM

They're beautiful.  I'd love to see one up close. 

krysstizzle
by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 11:48 AM

 l love these trees. So beautiful.

I think nature made them to make up for this: ;)

IhaveHisjoy
by Silver Member on Feb. 28, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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 Me too! I would love to have a yard full of these trees!

Quoting Rubberbiscuit:

They're beautiful.  I'd love to see one up close. 

 

"Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone- except God"...Billy Graham
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