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red gum

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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 vegetation--mainly box with red gum at either end of it, at various pools out of the Darling and out of the Murray--it all got a drink as well and was rejuvenated.
1) Australian river red gums (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) are now grown in many countries including Egypt, South Africa.
Today, the northern Macquarie Marshes are struggling to survive and the southern Macquarie Marshes are all but gone - a wasteland of cracked and broken earth, littered with the blanched shells of freshwater mussels and bordered by the skeletons of river red gums whose dead branches no longer support the nests of migrating birds or shelter native fish.
Agricultural runoff from the red gums plains was found to be causing the blue green algal blooms in the Gippsland Lakes, the condition of which influences developments such as tourism, affecting the economic, social and ecological conditions of the region.
A number of premium lots fronting onto the nature reserve, home to 100-year-old red gum trees, are available.
Side by side, under blazing lights, three river red gums (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) are growing in slim cylinders containing a slightly saline watertable (2 dS/m).
River regulation and a changing climate reduced the lakes' natural flooding patterns; rare and threatened species were under pressure to survive, cultural sites were exposed and ancient river red gums were dying.
Goulburn Park is a centrepiece for the Seymour community, being located on the mighty Goulburn River and home to some of the most magnificent river red gums, Mr Ryan said.
We've seen native fish spawning (especially golden and silver perch), waterbird breeding (including egrets, ibis and spoonbills) and we've seen river red gums and other vegetation get their first good drink for several years.
As a result of increased river regulation and recent dry years, the forest hasn t received flows in the frequency and duration that it needs to continue to support its wetlands and river red gums, to provide habitat and food for waterbirds and other key species.
The Living Murray Initiative looked promising, but too slow in returning one drop of water to the river, a River Red Gum rescue package at least delivered a drink to the thirsty River Red Gums.