River Red Gum

Eucalyptus camaldulensis (Variety: Camaldulensis)

Location:  8th fairway.  A group of three trees on the right side between the lake and the bunkers

Origin & distribution: The most widely dispersed eucalypt in Australia.  It is found typically along water courses.
Height: to 30 metres.
Ecology: The river red gum has a place of pivotal importance in the ecology of the Australian inland river systems.  It is drought resistant and salt tolerant.  It provides breeding conditions for fish, birds and small fauna.  It stabilises river banks and produces a local environment conducive to the growth and reproduction of many plants and microorganisms.
Uses: The timber is used for furniture, flooring and plywood.  It is termite resistant and sought after for fencing posts.


This variety in contrast to the variety ‘obtusa’, is not prone to sudden limb failure.  

The river red gum is moderately salt tolerant.  

See also comments for the obtusa variety.


“The forest is a peculiar organism of unlimited kindness and benevolence; that makes no demands for its sustenance; and extends generously the products of its life and activity; it affords protection to all human beings.” (Buddhist Sutra)