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Paper-Bark Tree Walk

Melaleuca cajuputi, commonly known as Paper-bark Tree, is in the family Myrtaceae and can grow up to 20m tall. Its genus, Melaleuca, has a meaning of black and white, referencing to the whitebark which is often charred by fire. The common name, paper-bark tree, also stems from the distinctive appearance of the trunk which is covered by whitish papery bark peeling off in thin layers. Native to Australia, this feature helps the plant to survive a forest fire. When a fire burns through paper-bark tree…

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