Nature’s Painted Tree: The Rainbow Eucalyptus

Ever seen one of nature’s painted trees?

The Rainbow Eucalyptus hails from the rainforests of Mindanao, the southernmost and easternmost island in the Philippine island group.┬áThese trees can grow to be up to 70m tall, and the trees’ bark can take on a yellow, green, orange and even purple shading!

The secret behind the Rainbow Eucalyptus is actually pretty simple. The trees shed multiple patches of bark. As the patches flake away, the green inner bark is exposed. As the bark matures, it turns bluish, then orange, purple and maroon. This creates the rainbow-like appearance.

Check out these RAD pictures of these amazing trees! And while you are at it, join Cuipo in saving trees!

 

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