The rainbow tree

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    This form of eucalyptus grows throughout the Maui rainforests. Its bark peels back throughout the year revealing a beautiful range of colours.

    Marizabeth, Wemoon36, areedie, and 29 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Darlene348 29 months ago | reply

      Wow, that is very cool!

    2. ojoadicto 29 months ago | reply

      Esta es una fotografia de mucha Qualidad!
      Hay sido encuentrada en lo grupo.
      This High Quality Photograph
      was discovered in the Group



      Parabens! Congrats!

    3. Daniel Mennerich 29 months ago | reply

      Esta es una fotografia de mucha Qualidad!
      Hay sido encuentrada en lo grupo.
      This High Quality Photograph
      was discovered in the Group



      Parabens! Congrats!

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    4. LilaN2012 22 months ago | reply

      Is this where zebra wood comes from, or is zebra wood dyed?

    5. AR_the old guy 22 months ago | reply


      Based on my quick review of Wikipedia, this tree is not the source for zebra wood. The soft wood of this eucalyptus tree is used almost exclusively as pulpwood for paper, cardboard and fibreboard and the tree is used extensively for ornamental planting as well.

      Zebra wood comes from the Microberlinia species of trees from Central Africa, not related to eucalyptus. The wood is hard and dense making it difficult to work with. The natural alternating stripes are suited to furniture, veneers, etc. and are found in certain parts of the tree's trunk, i.e. not the heartwood. The tree is now considered an endangered species after two centuries of over-cutting.

      Thanks for your interest in my tree image.

    6. LilaN2012 22 months ago | reply

      Thanks so much! I really like your posts. Keep it up! :)

    7. Susan D Myers 21 months ago | reply

      It's not native to Hawaii and occurs naturally in New Guinea and eastern Indonesia...

    8. pameladlloyd 20 months ago | reply

      The tree, and your photograph, are beautiful. I'm amazed that I've never seen or heard of this tree before now. Thanks for broadening my world with a tiny bit of magic.

    9. AR_the old guy 20 months ago | reply


      Dear tsmcclellan162:
      This is not a "manufactured" image. The original jpeg image has been adjusted for levels, brightness/contrast and saturation. These are digital equivalents of the analogue adjustments that would have been previously done in the darkroom.

    10. tjeandegrasse 17 months ago | reply

      Beautiful! I seen these when I went too Maui ! Amazing shot! :)

    11. butterflyjen28 11 months ago | reply

      Is there anyway you would sell me a print of this in a 16x20? I absolutely love this picture and I really would love to have hanging in my house!

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