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Trees

Woody plants with bark that grow to more than 5 meters tall

 

Blackwood Acacia melanoxylon Origin: Woodland/Forest/Upper Forest Height to 30 m. Flowers between Aug and Oct. Fire retardant. Bark infusion used for rheumatism. Leaves feed caterpillars of Blue Jewel and Imperial Blue Butterflies.

Hill Red Gum Eucalyptus blakelyi origin: DRY, woodland. Medium tree to 20m tall. Flowers between Sept & Dec at important time for food for birds and insects. Makes hollows. Frost & drought hardy.

Red Box Eucalyptus polyanthemos. Origin: DRY, woodland,forest Medium tree to 25m tall. Flowers between Sept & Dec. Rough bark provides food and habitat for birds and insects. Makes hollows. Fast growing, frost & drought hardy.

Red Ironbark Eucalyptus sideroxylon origin DRY, woodland. Hard, black thick bark. Masses of flowers in winter

River Red Gum Eucalyptus camaldulensis Origin: rivers and creeks Tall tree to 45m. Fantastic habitat tree, makes hollows and then in water becomes ‘snag’ habitat for aquatic life. Flowers in summer.

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White Box Eucalyptus albens Origin: Dry, woodland, forest. Tree growing to 25m tall with fine, pale, fibrous bark. Winter flowers between May and Sept are important nectar source. Forms hollows for little critters.

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