Just as their fruits (gumnuts) can help us figure out which Eucalypt is which so can their bark, these are some commonly seen in the Upper Hunter.
Large Fruited Grey Gum (Eucalyptus canaliculata), the bark of Grey Gums is similar to the Red Gums but having a rough texture.
Fuzzy Box (Eucalyptus conica), “Box” bark is generally short and fibrous.
White Stringybark (Eucalyptus globoidea), the bark of Stringybarks can be pulled off in long strips.
Spotted Gum (Corymbia maculata), smooth, dimpled purplish spots.
Tumbledown Red Gum (Eucalyptus dealbata), the red gums have smooth bark with white, grey, grey brown or sometimes greenish patches.
Mugga Ironbark (Eucalyptus sideroxylon), “Ironbarks” are generally black or dark grey and very hard.
Smooth Barked Apple (Angophora costata), smooth, orangey-pink and dimpled
Rough Barked Apple (Angophora floribunda), thick, softish, often with dried sap present.
(not pictured Ribbon Gums, Scribbly Gums, Blue Gums). Content by Paul Melehan