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There are over 700 different species of Eucalyptus trees. Most of these are found only in Australia. However, there are some found in New Guinea and Indonesia.

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How many species of gum trees are there?

There are over 700 known species of gum trees, or eucalyptus.

What are white eucalyptus trees called?

They are known as gum trees because many species excude copious sap from any

What type of tree dominates the forested areas of Australia?

Eucalyptus trees dominate Australia's bushland. There are over 700 species of eucalyptus trees.

Are eucalyptus trees being logged?

Yes. Eucalyptus trees are logged. Many varieties of eucalyptus trees have strong wood which is excellent for building.

What lives in eucalyptus trees?

The koala, ringtail possum, brushtail possum and various species of gliders are all marsupials which may live in eucalyptus trees. In addition, kookaburras, cockatoos, magpies, various pigeons such as the bronzewing and many other native Australian birds may live in eucalyptus trees.

This marsupial lives in eucalyptus trees?

The koala, ringtail possum, brushtail possum and various species of gliders are all marsupials which may live in eucalyptus trees.

Why are koalas questioned on the threaten species list?

they are on the threatend species list because people are cutting down eucalyptus trees and koalas eat eucalyptus leaves

Eucalyptus trees are the tallest trees in the country of?

The question is misleading. A few species of eucalyptus trees are the tallest in the country of Australia, but eucalyptus trees range from anywhere between several metres in height to the giant Karri tree in Western Australia which can reach 80m in height.

Where are eucalyptus leaves located?

Eucalyptus leaves are located on eucalyptus (gum) trees. Eucalyptus trees are native to Australia, but they have been introduced to many other parts of the world.

Which country can you find eucalyptus trees?

Eucalyptus trees are most commonly associated with Australia, as certain species form the sole food source for koalas. In Australia they are called "gum trees". However, other species of eucalyptus trees can be found in New Zealand, China, India, Thailand, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Brazil, USA and Italy.

What kind of animal lives in a eucalyptus tree?

Many different species live in eucalyptus trees. They include koalas, greater gliders, sugar gliders, ringtail possums and brush tailed possums, among other species.

How many types of eucalyptus leaves are there?

There are around 730 species of eucalyptus.

What trees do galahs live in?

Galahs live in most varieties of eucalyptus trees, of which there are between 600 and 700 species.

What habitat does a eucalyptus tree live in?

As there are over 600 species of eucalyptus trees, it stands to reason that they can be found in a wide variety of habitats, depending on the particular species. Eucalyptus trees are found in bushland, grasslands, alpine slopes, deserts, wetlands, beaches, inner city and suburbia, and even rainforests.

What does eucalyptus trees smell like?

It smells like menthol cough drops. Eucalyptus trees grow very fast and are resistant to disease, but not many sorts of wildlife live among them. They have been introduced to South America, were they cover many hectares and are considered by many an invasive species.

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Do koalas live in trees?

Yes. Koalas mostly live in Eucalyptus trees, as they feed almost exclusively on eucalyptus leaves. However, they can also be found in certain species of melaleuca and wattle (acacia) trees, though they do not feed on these.

Do eucalyptus trees mainly grow in rainforests?

Eucalyptus trees grow mainly in Australia. There are over 700 different species in Australia and only around 15 outside on the continent. Australia has a very small rainforest area, so it is true that eucalyptus trees do not grow mainly in rainforests.

How can eucalyptus trees help animals?

Eucalyptus trees provide a valuable source of both food and shelter for many animals. Koalas and Greater Gliders eat the eucalyptus leaves, and live in these tall trees where they are safe from predators. Other animals which live in eucalyptus trees and feed off the flowers include other species of Gliders, Ringtail possums, Brushtail possums, various cockatoos such as sulphur-crested cockatoos and galahs. Gliders will feed off the sap, while a variety of birds feed on insects and insect larvae that live in eucalyptus trees.

Are eucalyptus trees native to California?

No. Eucalyptus trees are native to Australia.

What is another name for gum tree?

Gum trees are members of the genus Eucalyptus. There are over 700 species of Eucalyptus, all but 9 of which are native to Australia.

Is the eucalyptus in the south?

Eucalyptus trees are native to Australia, which is in the southern hemisphere. There are hundreds of species, found throughout the continent.However, they are cultivated world-wide.

What is the main type of vegetation where koalas live?

Koalas can only live where the predominant vegetation is Eucalyptus trees, commonly known as gum trees in Australia. While there are hundreds of different eucalyptus species in Australia, koalas eat from only about 60 of the species, consuming about half a kilogram of eucalyptus leaves every day. Koalas will not eat all types of eucalyptus, feeding on just 14 species as their primary food source, specifically, the subgenus Symphyomyrphus. These are their most favoured living trees, although they will climb a variety of different trees within their home range.

What trees are not deciduous or conifers?

All Eucalyptus varieties - in fact most Australian native species.

Do koalas eat kookaburras?

No. Koalas are herbivorous, feeding on the leaves of certain species of eucalyptus trees.