Known locally as 'the lookout tree; the 1000-year-old red gum
exhibits the ancient craft of cultural modification which alerted travelling tribes as to who was allowed access on to country.
Some are ubiquitous, like the River Red Gum
, which grows in every mainland state, while others are seldom seen, like the Wollemi Pine, restricted to a few remote gorges deep in the Blue Mountains.
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
Providing habitat for native plants such as river red gums
, mangroves, saltmarshes and for native animals such as waterbirds, frogs and fish
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.
In addition, a dog may have bright red gums
and eyes, and exhibit spontaneous bruising on the inside thighs, gums, ears and abdomen, Dr.
* He is drooling, has deep red gums
, or is very weak."
As part of the Macquarie River system, rising above Bathurst and the Central Tablelands of north-west NSW, there was a time when the vast 220 000 hectare expanse of the Macquarie Marshes was home to Australia's greatest diversity of waterbirds and a wide range of other flora and fauna, including stands of stately river red gums
Lhere Mparntwe is the name given by the local Arrernte people for the iconic Todd River, which is home to large, mature red gums
that are listed as Sacred Sites, Mr Paech said.
* Halt the decline in number of waterbirds, fish, red gums
and other wildlife as well as restore the Basin's wetlands and their vital functions; and,
The indigenous vegetation of the once magnificent red gums
plains, for example, has been reduced to less than 5% on public land and to just 3% on private holdings.
It features extensive trails to explore the regions diverse habitats, from the red quartzite gorges, watercourses lined with river red gums
to grassy woodlands and high ridges.