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This painting of red river gums was inspired by my love of our eucalyptus trees.

Eucalyptus, or gum trees are the quintessential Australian tree, and one of my favourite subjects to paint. Mainly because of their beautiful, ever changing bark. Also the twisted shapes to their trunk and limbs, often due to harsh or varying climatic conditions.
Eucalyptus camaldulensis: after Camalduli in Italy where a tree was grown in a private estate garden in the early 19th. century. The seed used to grow this tree could only have come from south-eastern Australia, though the exact collection location is unknown.
The hollows created by the falling of the limbs of the red river gums are ideal homes to a host of wildlife, making them a magical ecosystem along the inland waterways of the Australian bush.
Medicinal use of Red River Gum
Eucalyptus leaves are a traditional Aboriginal herbal remedy. The essential oil found in the leaves is a powerful antiseptic and is used all over the world for relieving coughs and colds, sore throats and other infections.

The essential oil obtained from various species of eucalyptus is a very powerful antiseptic, especially when it is old, because ozone is formed in it on exposure to air. It has a decided disinfectant action, destroying the lower forms of life.

The oil can be used externally, applied to cuts, skin infections etc, it can also be inhaled for treating blocked nasal passages, it can be gargled for sore throat and can also be taken internally for a wide range of complaints including the treatment of diarrhoea and bladder inflammation
Other uses of Red River Gum

A fast growing tree with wide-ranging roots, it can be planted in soil stabilization schemes and can also be planted in marshy land where it will help in draining the land, thereby destroying a potential breeding site for mosquitoes. It is planted in S. Italy for this purpose.

The wood, durable, easy to saw, yet resistant to termites, is widely used in Australia for strong durable construction, interior finish, flooring, cabinetry, furniture, and fence posts.

Additional information

Weight 2.5 kg
Dimensions 76 × 3.75 × 91 cm