Rainbow Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta) trees, native to Southeast Asia, look like something from a fairytale. Their beautiful trunks are a result of how their bark grows.
As the trees grow, they shed flakes of bark, revealing bright green, young bark underneath. Slowly, this fresh bark ages and fades though a variety of colours – blue, purple, pink, orange, and finally a dark maroon colour. This final dark coloured bark falls away, repeating the cycle.
@InvaderXan That is awesome!
Totally! Sadly, I've never seen one in real life.
@InvaderXan Unfortunately, most images I see of this gorgeous tree appear to have had the saturation boosted waaaaay the hell up, including this one.
They look super cool as is!
I did suspect something like that, sadly. Still pretty all the same.
@InvaderXan I have some concern that people will find Actual Nature less impressive and inspiring when they've been exposed to so much "airbrushed" nature. But maybe it doesn't matter.
In my experience, a lot of people get excited about nature irrespective of whether or not it’s conventionally pretty.
@InvaderXan Oh hmm, that's a good point! That does make me less worried about it. :-)
@InvaderXan That is so beautiful!
@InvaderXan I can't believe this is real! It's beautiful!
I’ve been told this image may have its colour saturation a little boosted. But all the same, the tree is totally real, and does look like Van Gogh painted it. 🙂
@InvaderXan Very cool!
@InvaderXan I would probably break several laws by planting nothing but Rainbow Eucalyptus all over the neighborhood, but it might be worth it.
@InvaderXan this is amazing
@InvaderXan woah, I didn't know these exist!
I love finding things that people didn’t know exist ☀️
One of the 2 (maybe 3) not native to Australia. Needs a very very high annual rainfall. Like over 5000mm or something insane like that.
Also the only one with a natural range extending into the northern hemisphere.
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