Eucalyptus Tree

There are Eucalyptus trees planted all along the fence-line and they surround the pump house. Their bark gets stripped off in the winds - consequently the ground beneath is difficult to keep clear.

 Beautiful whitish bark.
Eucalyptus Tree Tops

They are commonly called Gum trees, and of course are native to Australia. Many types of Gum tree find the droughts that Canterbury suffers quite hard to survive. I notice I am always complaining about gum tree rubbish (bark and leaves) in my gardening journal. Still, it burns pretty well.

 Beautiful colours.
bark