Scientific name: Eucalyptus Gunnii - Cider Gum Tree
Common name(s): Eucalypt. The word Eucalypt comes from the Greek for ‘well’ and ‘covered’.
Origin: There are hundreds of Eucalypts and almost all are from Australia and New Zealand.
The Cider Gum is a fast growing evergreen and can reach a height of 80-120'. A tough tree, it does well in areas of poor soil with little water.
The silvery-blue leaves are round while young. The mature leaves are spear-shaped. Known as Cider Gum because of the cider-type drink that was made from its sap.
This Eucalyptus piece was turned from ‘wet’ green wood. As the piece dried it took its own unique shape.
Wetting the piece may cause it to return to its original circular shape.
Eucalyptus wood turned wet and the same bowl 8 days later
Side view of the same bowl freshly turned and 8 days later