River red gums

If you look over to the other side of the creek, towards South Terrace, you will see some imposing large eucalyptus trees.

These are River Red Gums, and they are planted at intervals along the edge of Veale Gardens providing shade for the plants and people below.

This species can live as long as one thousand years, though these ones are quite young, having been planted in the 1920s or 30s. Their branches create homes for many birds and some wildlife, such as possums.

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