Know your Eucalypts
Red gum; snow gum
mountain ash and ghost gum.
Smooth bark; rough bark
stringy bark and ironbark.
Eucalypts are Aussie trees
with properties to fight disease.
Their slender crescent lolling leaves
will sigh upon a lazy breeze.
But just one thing we must refute:
although a “gumnut” sounds quite cute,
these trees have seeds in hardened suits.
They DON’T have nuts.
These trees have FRUIT!
by Celia Berrell