Wind-blown Sugar Gum

A gum-tree blowing in the wind

Wind-blown Sugar Gum

The gum tree by Grantham’s Stone Bridge in Manilla bends in a north-west breeze. It is a 25-metre Sugar Gum (Eucalyptus cladocalyx) from South Australia. In this species, each branch has a separate crown of glossy dark green leaves. Because only one side of each leaf is dark green, the wind exposes the paler side as well.

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