Wednesday, November 17

Rainbow Eucalyptus tree

Happy Weird and Wonderful Wednesday!! 

May your day be awesome and filled with lots of learning!

Have you ever heard of the Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees? I did not know they existed until last night. They are very beautiful. Jinger loves the trees and wants to tell you a little about them.

Rainbow Eucalyptus trees grow mainly in New Guinea, the South East Asian islands, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The Rainbow Eucalyptus tree thrives best in tropical forests that get a lot of rain. You can also find Rainbow Eucalyptus trees in Hawaii, Florida, Texas, and southern portions of California where the climate is frost free. They can grow up to 200 feet tall and the trunk of the tree can reach a diameter of up to 8 feet wide!! That is tall and wide!!


Facts about the Rainbow Eucalyptus tree:

1. The Rainbow Eucalyptus tree is also known as the Mindanao gum tree and the Bagras Eucalyptus.

2. The wood from the trees is commonly used for making paper and building supplies.

3. The Rainbow Eucalyptus tree will not grow in cold climates.

4. The Rainbow Eucalyptus tree can grow about 3 feet or more per year.

5. Koala Bears love eating the fragrant leaves from the tree.

6. When the beautiful colorful Rainbow Eucalyptus sheds its bark it looks similar to a colored pencil being sharpened. As it sheds its bark it reveals first a green colored bark and over time it ages into many different colors such as shades of blue, orange, purple, reds, yellows, and brown.

7. Rainbow Eucalyptus trees are sometimes planted in areas that have a lot of swampy areas to help keep the mosquitos and other insects away.

8. The spear shaped leaves on a Rainbow Eucalyptus tree can be as long as 6 inches and up to 4 inches wide. The tree also grows clusters of small white flowers.

Google the Rainbow Eucalyptus tree and see how beautifully designed these trees are!! 


What is your favorite kind of tree?


Books about Rainbows and trees:

1. One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree by Daniel Bernstrom

2. The Rainbow Tree by Leon Shargel

3. Trees, Leaves & Bark by Diane Burns

4. The Legend of the Singing Rainbow Gum Tree by Taryn Klanot

5. The Hidden Rainbow by Christie Matheson

6. A Tree Is a Plant by Clyde Bulla

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I have written 4 children’s books so far. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated two of them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Two of them are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 




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