red gum


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red gum

[′red ¦gəm]
(pharmacology)

gum

1. A moderately high-density hardwood of the eastern and southern US; whitish to gray-green in color and of uniform texture; used for low-grade veneer, plywood, and rough cabinet work.
2. Any of a class of colloidal substances that are soluble or swell in water, exuded by or prepared from plants; sticky when moist.
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The remaining factor identified by carers at Port View, Christian Care and Red Gum Communities influencing their choice of workplace was the availability of jobs in the sector which were close to the other site of their caring identity--the home.
At Barmah Forest, we are concentrating on the major changes in native vegetation in recent years, and the implications of these changes for the functioning of the river red gum forest,' says Dr Matt Colloff from CSIRO.
The other uses for higher grades of sweetgum and red gum remain, but for the lower grades, this offers a great new market.
In closing his interview, he aimed what may have been considered a challenge to our state's road builders: "I have shipped 75,000 tons of red gum lumber from Mississippi to pave the streets of London, and you are putting down brick pavements with this exhaustless supply of timber at your doors.
Peattie, on the other hand, writes that it wasn't until the last half of the last century that red gum got its due as a fine furniture wood.
Seventy per cent of the water being delivered to protect the forest s internationally-acclaimed river red gums, wetlands and wildlife will flow back into the Murray.
A rescue package to provide emergency water to a number of desperately dry Red Gum wetlands along the river in NSW, Victoria and South Australia was approved.
Revegetation has recently been tried for some time on the red gum plains, but trees are failing to establish and thrive.
In addition, ``we did not have enough potted red gum (eucalyptus trees), and then we didn't have enough lerps'' for the wasps to lay their eggs in at the breeding facility.
The rapid growth of eucalypts like the mountain ash, river red gum, and the Tasmanian blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) has caused them to be widely planted throughout the tropics and subtropics, both for timber and for fuel," said author Herbert Edlin in the "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Trees.
The first 100 students to arrive at the movie with a pack of Big Red gum will receive a free CD from Def Jam's newest upcoming pop/R&B group "3rd Storee.