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gum tree,

name for the eucalyptus (see myrtlemyrtle,
common name for the Myrtaceae, a family of shrubs and trees almost entirely of tropical regions, especially in America and Australia. The family is characterized by leaves (usually evergreen) containing aromatic volatile oils. Many have showy blossoms.
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) in Australia and for several other trees, e.g., the sweet gum, of the family Hamamelidaceae (witch hazelwitch hazel,
common name for some members of the Hamamelidaceae, a family of trees and shrubs found mostly in Asia. The family includes the large genus (Corylopsis) of winter hazels, and the witch hazels (genus Hamamelis), sweet gums (Liquidambar
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 family), and the black gumblack gum,
ornamental deciduous tree (Nyssa sylvatica family Nyssaceae) native to E North America. The leaves turn bright scarlet in the fall. The very tough wood was used for wheel hubs and other purposes.
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 or tupelo in North America.
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Tupelo is also the name for the world-famous honey that is produced from the tupelo gum tree, primarily Nyssa ogeechee, which grow along the Apalachicola, Choctahatchee and Ochloockonee rivers and their tributaries in Florida.
Staff told me that a koala and her baby did live among the gum trees that grow behind the facility, but apart from that, nothing about the physical plant seemed different from other homes.
Spurred on by the enthusiasm of Eliwood Cooper and real estate developer Abbot Kinney, eucalyptus planting became a "mania" in the 1870s as streets, farms, orchards and even the University of California's Berkeley campus were lined with gum trees.
We cleared about five acres of land for more pasture and now have sweet gum trees sprouting up everywhere from leftover underground roots.
Big gum trees and foliage were still down from Cyclone Tessa, which struck two weeks earlier.
You can see the tallest Australian gum trees in Britain, inhale sweet- scented Chinese rhododendrons and marvel at rare lilies from Chile and South Africa - all flourishing in a latitude more northerly than Moscow.
One-third of each agricultural bay will be planted with loblolly pine, redbud, and sweet gum trees, to demonstrate how the forests-and the timber industry-of the Southeast would hold up under increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide.
The gum trees grow naturally in the southern half of Chad, making the country the second gum arabic producer in the world.
Dr Saphwan Al-Assaf (inset), Director of the Hydrocolloids Research Centre, is leading a team of scientists developing an industry out of gum trees in Sudan
Most of the public trees on the street were cleared last year, and the street was reforested with sweet gum trees.