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The most common large trees in Australia

Australia is home to a diverse range of trees, both native and introduced. However, when it comes to thinking of trees with impressive heights, North America and their iconic Redwoods often spring to mind. But the Australian Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans) is the second tallest growing tree species in the world. 

Australia has various large tree species spread across all states and territories. These large trees filter noise and UV rays, provide protection against extreme weather and prevent soil erosion. They are also a key force in slowing the effects of climate change. 

There are plenty of large tree species, but what are some of Australia’s most common?

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Gum Trees

Gum Trees are a species of tree that are indigenous to Australia and very common to find in many backyards all around Australian (And very common in Victoria and NSW.

There are generally 12 different varieties and they are called ‘Gum’ trees due to the thick sap that oozes out of the trunk when they are cut or damaged.

Gum trees are a very common tree that our team at Jim’s Trees encounters either to prune or remove. They are very fast growing and can grow through many tough conditions.

If you have a gum tree, or thinking of planting a new one, the below information will act as a fantastic guide

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