The rainbow eucalyptus, which grows throughout the South Pacific, is both useful and beautiful. It is prized for both the colourful patches left by its shedding bark and for its pulpwood, which is used to make paper.
Not every tree has a nickname, but 'The President' has earned it. This giant sequoia stands at 247 feet tall, and is estimated to be over 3,200 years old. Imagine, this tree was already 1200 years old when Jesus walked the earth.
~"Ancient Snow Gum Tree" (Eucalyptus pauciflora) Bogong High Plains near Cape West Aquaduct, Alpine National Park, Australian state of Victoria | photography: Andrew Norman~ Old Moss Woman's Secret Garden ~ facebook link