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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It is a mid floodplain unit and typically has a river red gum forest with occasional black box.
Workers at Christian Care were engaged under the conditions determined by a collective agreement between Christian Care and the union representing non-nurse carers and Red Gum Communities engaged employees under AWAs.
The good news is water bought back by Commonwealth and state governments is making a difference to the health of red gums, wetlands, fish, birds and other wildlife across the basin.
The constant removal of resources and changes in water flows threaten the long-term survival of this wonderful river red gum forest.
Department of Agriculture Forest Products Laboratory Wood Handbook, "The lumber from sweetgum is usually divided into two classes--sap gum, the tight-colored wood from the sapwood, and red gum, the reddish brown heartwood.
The brief news announcement stated that an English timber buyer was in the state to purchase red gum lumber, which he intended to use in paving the streets of various British cities.
Officials fear that about 20,000 other eucalyptus trees across the city could die after being infected by an aphidlike insect - the red gum lerp psyllids.
The projects support the health of local rivers and wetlands, protect and restore red gum forests, provide better breeding conditions for water birds and improve habitat for fish, turtles and other animals.
The vegetation at the site was open forest comprising White Cypress Pine Callitris glaucophylla, Buloke Allocasuarina luehmannii and an unidentified species of Red Gum Eucalyptus sp.
And with so many gardening hours under their belt, Bruce and Sharon also know that eucalyptus trees aren't a great choice for Southern California as they are susceptible to red gum lerp psyllid, the nasty pest that's been killing the Valley's eucalyptus by the thousands in recent years.