They are great for firewood if the wood is split and allowed to dry out. Some gum trees grow straight and tall, perfect for fence posts and building materials. Others have many branches and make great shade trees. Some are so hard they are impossible to split.
Anyway, I really just wanted to share some photos of the beautiful gum trees on our property! I love their colours, the different bark and leaves, some of them are incredibly tall, and all provide lovely shade for our animals, firewood for us and homes for wildlife.
|The iron barks on a misty morning|
|Bruce and Rocket eating among the gum trees|
|A kookaburra helps us clean up a pile of wood felled by previous tenants|
Do you love gum trees too? What do you use them for?