These Trees Look Like They've Been Painted But The Truth Is Amazing
Although it may look like these trees have gatecrashed the Holi Festival of Colours to achieve their intense hue, they haven’t. Nor have they been painted by hand.
In fact, these trees achieve their magnificent patterns with no aid from humans at all. The Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree, native to the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia, has this happen when the bark dries and peels off to reveal the different coloured layers beneath it.
Bright green changes to a dark green, then to blue, purple, pink, orange, red, maroon, and finally brown. Once the tree reaches its brown stage, the process starts all over again.
Since the bark on the trees flakes at different rates, it allows every tree to have its own unique pattern and when combined in a forest full of other Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees, a beautiful kaleidoscope effect of colour is created.
“This natural beauty can also be found lining the Hana highway in Maui, Hawaii, and in swampy areas of Africa, where it was planted to soak up much of the water to prevent mosquitoes from breeding there and spreading malaria” When on Earth writes.
So they’re not just a pretty face.
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