Photographer's Note

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A few people have said that River Red Gums look like eucalypts. That is because they are The River Red Gum is Eucalyptus camaldulensis. Gum tree is the common name for eucalypts and comes from gum that comes out of the trunks. They also, along with many other eucalypt species, produce good oil for medical purposes from their leaves.
The timber is pest resistant so has often been used for things like house stumps. The timber is a deep red and good for furniture (our dining room table is river red gum and is extremely heavy).
So here is my last river red gum photo (sorry but I've just realised that these are actually Eucalyptus Coolabahs with their dark trunks) for a while with them lining a river side road. To the right you can see a camp site set amongst the trees, not necessarily wise as river red gums are prone to drop large limbs without warning.
In the WS is a photo of the detail of the trunk of a long fallen river red gum.

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