Know your Eucalypts


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


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