The Mountain Grey Gum, Eucalyptus cypellocarpa, is a classic ‘Gippsland euc’. It usually grows tall and straight to a height of 40+ metres.
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The smooth trunks of grey shredding bark are typical but perhaps the best identifying features are the long, lance-shaped leaves and flattened stalks holding the buds/flowers/fruit.
Some of the streets and parks of Drouin are graced with this magnificent tree and the many hollows that some have are a haven for much of our urban wildlife.
|This giant in Hearn Park is a classic Mountain Grey Gum
You can vote for Drouin’s favourite eucalypt by email: firstname.lastname@example.org The five candidates are (click the links for further information) …
Tree 1 - The Settlement Giant (Mountain Grey Gum) on the corner of Settlement Rd and Springwater Dr.
Tree 2 – The Grandfather Tree (Messmate Stringybark) above the playground in Civic Park.
Tree 3 –
The Railway Giant (Mountain Grey Gum) on the corner of Albert Rd and Francis
Tree 4 –
The Old Swimming Hole Giant (Strzelecki Gum) in Lampard Rd opposite the hockey
Tree 5 –
The Ficifolia corridor in Princes Way between Albert Rd and Main Neerim Rd.