The blue gum and stringy bark are also very common on these flooded lands, and of the best description.
"blue gum" was a "lag," that is, a ticket-of-leave convict, from Australia.
The tree most favoured for this purpose is the blue gum, or Eucalyptus globus.
Further, I could not get down the tree, which had a trunk as smooth and branchless as a blue gum.
The eucalyptus is by far the most common tree of Australia, and the best known variety is the one that is called “the blue gum.”
The blue gum (eucalyptus) luxuriates on the margin of rivers, and grows in such situations to an enormous size.
When we bought the Santa Anita, there were five eucalyptus or blue gum trees growing near the house.
In its native home the blue gum is a most beautiful tree that sometimes grows to a height of three hundred feet.
The flats on either side became slightly timbered, and blue gum was the prevailing tree.
We have likewise the red and blue gum, but in no great quantity, in the immediate vicinity of Perth.