Wednesday, November 17

Facts about the Rainbow Eucalyptus tree

Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree Facts

Have you ever heard of the Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees? I just found out they existed last night. They are wonderful. 

Rainbow Eucalyptus trees grow mainly in New Guinea, the Southeast Asian islands, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The Rainbow Eucalyptus tree thrives best in tropical forests with 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 tree trunk 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 yearly.

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 first reveals a green 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 with many swampy regions 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.

With your parent/caretaker's permission, 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

Parents, be sure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.


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