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Offline Louisiana Night

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Trees
« on: September 27, 2004, 07:35:45 PM »
I made this thread, to avoid sending the "Home Photos!" thread off-topic. :P

I looked at the pic of the tree, and I've seen that kind of tree before(or some that looked similar), but I became confused.

This link explains the confusion(I think). :-\
Gumtrees

Also, here's what a Black Gumtree looks like.


A Sweetgum


and a eucalyptus


I used Google to find the images(that sweetgum looks odd to me).

P.S. If I'm wrong, would someone PLEASE explain it?
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Re:Gum Trees
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2004, 07:58:42 PM »
Eh, maybe you missed the underlined part of the definition:

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name for the eucalyptus (see myrtle) in Australia and for several other trees

So they're not all necessarily eucalyptus, and don't all look the same :S
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Re:Gum Trees
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2004, 08:15:56 PM »
I noticed. I was just using their examples, to show that a "gum tree", isn't actually one type of tree. :)

I'm guessing it depends on what region of the world you live in. :-\
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Re:Gum Trees
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2004, 07:41:55 AM »
Maybe "gum tree" is just used all over for some trees with a similar quality :S

And darn you for getting me to post about gum trees :P
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Re:Gum Trees
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2004, 08:40:31 AM »
"Gum Tree" is Aussie 'SLANG' for eucalyptus trees...
Where as Sweet Gum and Black Gumtree are unrelated, just a coincidence that our slang is the same as their 'real' names.

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If you've ever visited Australia, you will know that almost every bloody tree here is a eucalypt.   ::)

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Re:Gum Trees
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2004, 10:33:58 AM »
We have "slang" for trees here also, but they're less confusing(and less known).

example=tickle-tongue tree

reason for the name= bark has a numbing effect

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Re:Trees
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2004, 11:31:23 AM »
"reason for the name= bark has a numbing effect"

Hmm, when I went to the Lost Gardens of Heligan there was a tree that was literally nicknamed "The Headache Tree." It was a very rare and old specimen (I am uncertain about the species) but it literally gives you a severe headache if you sniff the leaves (they tried to get a tree surgeon to trim it recently and he had to go home after suffering a migraine  and becoming violently ill!) Sorry if that was a little off-topic, I just felt like posting a useless fact and I know naught about gum trees!  ;D
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Re:Trees
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2004, 11:51:00 AM »
It's not off-topic, I changed the title of the page to "trees". :D

Never thought there was a tree, that could cause a headache just by smelling it though. :-\

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Re:Trees
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2004, 11:54:30 AM »
omg we have a tree thread  :suffer:
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Re:Trees
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2004, 11:56:17 AM »
It's not off-topic, I changed the title of the page to "trees". :D

Never thought there was a tree, that could cause a headache just by smelling it though. :-\

Yup! Seen it myself! (They won't let you go near it though because of that!)  ;D
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