Sugar Gum by Meg Hart

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Big old Eucalyptus Cladocalyx, commonly known as Sugar Gum…Malmsbury, Victoria.

The sugar gum has excellent tolerance to drought and exposure and the timber is used for construction, furniture, flooring, fencing, etc. Traditionally, it was used for spears and clubs by the aborigines and the burls made into bowls. The gum secreted from the tree acted as a gluing agent. The leaves were used to line the inside of shelters (gunya).

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  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartover 4 years ago

    Love this one even more on my monitor! Beautiful tree, gorgeous light in the top foliage!

  • Quick off the mark G.!….Happy you like this one. :)

    – Meg Hart

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 4 years ago
    This is a trully brilliant shot young Meg brilliant detail.
  • Thank you so much Malcolm…keep the compliments coming – especially the “young” bit. :)

    – Meg Hart

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 4 years ago

    I don’t think I’ve seen one of these. Good shot Meg.

  • Glad you like it Al. :)

    – Meg Hart

  • Stephen Ruane
    Stephen Ruaneover 4 years ago

    Wonderful image Meg! Hows the neck? Beautifully exposed and love the lighting at the top…Well done!

  • Thank you for your encouraging comments Oldrooz…I really appreciate your words. :)

    – Meg Hart

  • SamTheCowdog
    SamTheCowdogover 4 years ago

    Love the perspective Meg, beautiful! :)

  • Thank you Jenny. :)

    – Meg Hart

  • Lee-Anne Carver
    Lee-Anne Carverover 4 years ago

    Super POV Meg!!

  • Thank you Lee-Anne. :)

    – Meg Hart

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 4 years ago

    Awsome capture my friend.A big o goodn.Nice composition….Hugs…Tom

  • Why thank you my huggy friend. :)

    – Meg Hart

  • dozzam
    dozzamover 4 years ago

    Trees are just so beautiful – great perspective Meg.

  • Thank you so much Dozz…..so glad this appeals. :)

    – Meg Hart

  • rasim1
    rasim1over 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture of this beautiful tree.

  • Thanks for all your support rasim. :)

    – Meg Hart

  • Hans Bax
    Hans Baxover 4 years ago

    Wow! What a shot! Great compo, Meg!!! Excellent!
    Have a great day/evening!
    Cheers,
    Hans.

  • Thanks so much for your enthusiastic response Hans…and you have a lovely weekend. :)

    – Meg Hart

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