Snow Gums, Tasmanian Wilderness, Australia.
Snow Gums grow at Pelion Gap, on the Overland Track, in Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia. Mostly native to Australia where they dominate the tree flora, Eucalyptus is a diverse genus of flowering trees (and a few shrubs) in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae. Many are known as gum trees because of copious sap exuded from any break in the bark. The Snow Gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora) is a small tree or large shrub native to eastern Australia. It is usually found in the subalpine habitats of eastern Australia. Snow Gums also grow in lowland habitats where they can reach heights of up to 20 metres, although specimens over 15 metres are found at high elevations in the Victorian Alps. The bark of Eucalyptus pauciflora is smooth and white to light grey or sometimes brown-red, shedding in patches or strips to give a mottled appearance. The Tasmanian Wilderness was honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982, expanded in 1989. The famous Overland Track features mountains, temperate rainforest, wild rivers, alpine plains, abundant birds, and other wildlife.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download