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In my previous 2 posting from the Falls Creek area in Victoria's high country there have been masses of burnt and bleached skeletons of snow gums. Snow gums mainly only grow at high altitude and they grow at a higher altitude than any other Australian native tree.
The higher the altitude the more twisted are the trees due to the weight of snow on the branches. They also have good bands of colour in the bark (best in summer).
This snow gum is an absolute classic with the trunk goring almost horizontal and then twisting up at diferent angles. The tree is a very old specimen and fortunately missed the fires in 2003.
To show you what the bark colours get like in summer I've posted a workshop of a photo taken in the snowy Mountains in NSW in December.

Best in the large version.

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