Stories from my Sketchbook . . .
If that statement is true this tree is as happy as they come . . .
The rainbow eucalyptus or Mindanao gum is one of those trees that you don’t really believe exists until you see it for yourself. The bark is the tree’s most distinctive feature. Patches of bark are shed annually showing a bright green inner bark. This then darkens and matures to give blue, purple, orange and then maroon tones. The previous season’s bark peels off in strips to reveal a brightly colored new bark below. The peeling process results in vertical streaks of red, orange, green, blue, and gray.
A very smiley tree . . .