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If this is your first visit, welcome! This site is devoted to my life experiences as a Filipino-American who immigrated from the Philippines to the United States in 1960. I came to the US as a graduate student when I was 26 years old. I am now in my early-80's and thanks God for his blessings, I have four successful and professional children and six grandchildren here in the US. My wife and I had been enjoying the snow bird lifestyle between US and Philippines after my retirement from USFDA in 2002. Please do not forget to read the latest national and International News in this site . I have also posted some of my favorite Filipino and American dishes and recipes in this site. Some of the photos and videos in this site, I do not own. However, I have no intention on infringing on your copyrights. Cheers!

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree


My daughter is mesmerized by trees and loves to paint them. She requested I sent her close-up shots of my huge trees here in my Gardens at Chateau Du Mer. All I can think of are my two Ylang-Ylang trees, one tamarind tree, one bangkal tree, several mango trees and more than ten talisay trees near the beach. They are not colorful at all and are very common, so I am posting a picture of the Eucalyptus Rainbow tree and a video instead. I hope she will get inspired viewing the rainbow tree and after watching the video.

One of the several Talisay trees giving shade here at CDM. This one is by the side of the chaple under construction.
Here's a six minute video with a relaxing backgroud music by Bach-Concerto in C Minor
Video by Johan Koss uploaded 2012

Eucalyptus deglupta is a tall tree, commonly known as the Rainbow Eucalyptus, the Mindanao Gum, or the Rainbow Gum. It is the only Eucalyptus species found naturally in the Northern Hemisphere. Its natural distribution spans New Britain, New Guinea, Ceram, Sulawesi and Mindanao. Now, this tree is cultivated widely around the world, mainly for pulpwood used in making paper. It is the dominant species used for pulpwood plantations in Philippines.

This tree is also grown for ornamental purposes, due to the showy multi-coloured streaks that cover the trunk. Patches of outer bark are shed annually at different times, showing the bright-green inner bark. This then darkens and matures to give blue, purple, orange and then maroon tones.
Music: J.S.Bach: Concerto In C Minor For 2 Harpsichords, BWV 1060 - Adagio - Lisa Stewart, Christian Hommel; Helmut Müller-Brühl: Cologne Chamber Orchestra.


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