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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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Around 225 km north of Melbourne, on the Murray River flood plain between Echuca and Tocumwal, lies one of Australia's ecological jewels--Barmah Forest, part of the world's largest river red gum forest.
It s part of the second largest river red gum forest in the Murray-Darling Basin and is home to many important plant and animal species, Mr Birmingham said.
Both men were silent as the camera was positioned to focus on the forest of dead river red gums, a stand Jones told us was more than 100 years old.
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.
Water added to Hattah Lakes will help provide sanctuary for threatened water birds like the Australian bittern, threatened fish like the silver perch, and will revive the majestic river red gums.
If this can be achieved, the river red gums in the Pye Laboratory will not have died in vain.
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.
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.
I have very vivid memories of the wonderful lagoons, the birds, the red gums and the fish that I saw during those fishing trips with my Dad.
Both were talking about our stately river red gums.
Recent reports have shown that tens of thousands of river red gums, many over 500 years old, are dying over a stretch of river around 1,500 kilometres long.
River red gums and she-oaks have declined to extremely low numbers on the Murrumbidgee River upstream of Wagga Wagga.