Eucalypt Bark Types

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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. 

Eucalyptus canaliculata

Large Fruited Grey Gum (Eucalyptus canaliculata), the bark of Grey Gums is similar to the Red Gums but having a rough texture.

Eucalyptus conica

Fuzzy Box (Eucalyptus conica), “Box” bark is generally short and fibrous.

Eucalyptus globoidea

White Stringybark (Eucalyptus globoidea), the bark of Stringybarks can be pulled off in long strips.

Corymbia maculata

Spotted Gum (Corymbia maculata), smooth, dimpled purplish spots.

Eucalyptus dealbata

Tumbledown Red Gum (Eucalyptus dealbata), the red gums have smooth bark with white, grey, grey brown or sometimes greenish patches.

Eucalyptus sideroxylon

Mugga Ironbark (Eucalyptus sideroxylon), “Ironbarks” are generally black or dark grey and very hard.

Angophora costata

Smooth Barked Apple (Angophora costata), smooth, orangey-pink and dimpled

Angophora floribunda

Rough Barked Apple (Angophora floribunda), thick, softish, often with dried sap present.

(not pictured Ribbon Gums, Scribbly Gums, Blue Gums). Content by Paul Melehan