How Eucalyptus trees came to dominate Australia
Updated: Mar 21
Eucalyptus tree identity guide:
Brittle Gum... leaf veins spread out from central main vein as in photo, and the young tree's leaves look totally different! But not all white-barked gums along the Mitta are Brittle Gums!...
Young Brittle Gum leaves:
Mature Brittle Gum leaves;
Another similar white-barked tree along the Mitta is called the White Sallee... which is the same as a Snow Gum, only at lower elevation!
Below are Snow Gums at Wallace's Hut on the High Plains. Same tree down along the Mitta... but look at the leaves; the veins all sprout from the base of the leaf...
White Sallee leaves;
And those darker-barked trees along the Mitta?... There's a ton of 'em at the Anglers Rest campground, Joker, Bundara launch area for the gorge and more... Black Sallee: