The Mindanao gum tree, also known as rainbow eucalyptus, has a unique multi-hued bark. Patches of outer bark shed at different times, showing a bright green inner bark. This then darkens and matures, developing blue, purple, orange and maroon tones. The tree hugged by Halli Holmgren is part of a small forest up at Wailua Arboretum.

The Mindanao gum tree, also known as rainbow eucalyptus, has a unique multi-hued bark. Patches of outer bark shed at different times, showing a bright green inner bark. This then darkens and matures, developing blue, purple, orange and maroon tones. The tree hugged by Halli Holmgren is part of a small forest up at Wailua Arboretum.

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