SNOWGUMS

Eucalypt trees grow all over Australia and come in all shapes and sizes. One of the toughest and most amazing of these is the Snowgum, which grows on the higher areas of the Australian Alps up to the treeline. At lower altitudes these trees can be tall with straight trunks, but at the highest altitudes the trees are smaller and are usually twisted into fantastic shapes by the wind and elements. The bark can be very colourful, especially after rain, and in winter the trees can be covered in large amounts of snow and ice. Click on the thumbnails to see larger images of snowgums I have seen on walking and skiing trips in the mountains:





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Snowgum below Charlotte Pass lookout. Snowgum
Snowgum on the slopes of The Paralyser.




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Snowgum on Tabletop Mountain. Snowgum
Snowgum at Charlotte Pass village.




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Snowgum on the slopes of Mt Guthrie. Snowgum
Snowgum between Perisher and Blue Cow.




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Twisted snowgum near Spencers Creek. Snowgum
Snowgum near Guthega Trig.




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Snowgum behind Charlotte Pass village. Snowgum
Ice encrusted snowgum on Mt Piper.




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Snowgum near Wallaces Hut. Snowgum
Snowgum near The Porcupine.




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Snowgum on the escarpment near Trapyard Creek. Snowgum
Snowgum near Perisher.




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Snowgum behind Charlotte Pass village. Snowgum
Snowgum on the slopes of Mt Perisher.




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Snowgum behind Charlotte Pass village. Snowgum
Snowgum on Heathy Spur.




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Twisted snowgum at Charlotte Pass. Snowgum
Snowgum on Tabletop Mountain.




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Snowgum at Charlotte Pass. Snowgum
Snowgums on the slopes at Perisher resort.




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Snowgum at Blue Cow. Snowgum
Snowgum near Pretty Valley Hut.




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Snowgum colours. Snowgum
Snowgums on the Perisher nordic trails.




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Snowgum near Perisher. Snowgum
Snowgum behind Charlotte Pass village.




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Ice encrusted snowgum at Rocky Valley Dam. Snowgum
Snowgum near Charlotte Pass.




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Snowgum near Charlotte Pass lookout. Snowgum
Snowgum close-up.




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Snowgum skeleton near Falls Creek. Snowgum
Snowgum on the slopes of Mt Piper.





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