r/NatureIsFuckingLit Dec 08 '22

🔥rainbow Eucalyptus

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4.5k Upvotes

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u/greenday1822 Dec 08 '22

Saw these in Maui…but without the filter. They were gorgeous in person

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u/eMPereb Dec 09 '22

Yeah made the ride on the road to Hana and wow pretty neat looking trees

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u/plzsendbobsandvajeen Dec 09 '22

I lived in a group home in Makawao for a little bit before going back to Oahu and I miss those rides to Hana, I heard they closed a part of the ride off near Kihei so you can't drive all the way through anymore

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u/eMPereb Dec 10 '22

Really? My bruddah lives in Lahaina and hasn’t mentioned it miss all them tidal pools

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u/plzsendbobsandvajeen Dec 10 '22

From what I've been told, it's the last part right before you get to Kihei they closed the road off. Maui was one of the few bigger islands you could run all the way around. Oahu has been closed for that for that 100yard stretch between malaekahana and kaena point for a bit

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u/greenday1822 Dec 10 '22

in August we visited our good friend who lives there and we did the full drive around. The road is definitely in bad shape and they tell rental cars to turn around and not do the full loop, but in the correct vehicle it is doable, but bumpy.

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u/suzanne2961 Dec 09 '22

And covered in people carving in them.

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u/greenday1822 Dec 09 '22 edited Dec 09 '22

Didn’t see that, but don’t doubt it. Tourists act like fools on the road to Hana. Ignoring signs, parking wherever, standing in the middle of the road, climbing when it says not to etc.

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u/suzanne2961 Dec 09 '22

Every eucalyptus tree in the arboretum was carved as far up as people cools reach.

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u/BRM-Pilot Dec 09 '22

Stunning trees

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u/cosmicaltoaster Dec 09 '22

Woodcutting level 75 needed

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u/Comminutor Dec 09 '22

75? More like 99

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u/katpantheress Dec 09 '22

Yes us too! So beautiful. They look like they were drawn in color pencils. Didn't see selfish, entitled people carving them thankfully

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u/Alternative-Hat-2733 Dec 08 '22

now let's see it without the saturation at +100

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u/LockedOutBoy Dec 08 '22

About the same, basically pastel version of this pic.

Google it.

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u/St4rScre4m Dec 09 '22

So then not the same.

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u/LockedOutBoy Dec 09 '22

Google "about" and "basically" while you're at it.

As a biologist I've seen all the saturation 100 nature pics and know how ridiculous they can get. But having seen these trees shedding in real life even these pics are very close. Especially fresh in the sun.

The only exception being the reds are not that fire red but can get pretty blood red and the dark blue hue is from oversaturation is more greyish blue.

The vivid neon green can definitely be that bright and look even more stark when not contrasted by the reds and yellows but only by the outer bark.

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u/zensnapple Dec 09 '22

I have seen the exact trees in these photographs dozens of times in my time living in the area. They are on the Hana highway on Maui. They do not look like this in person, the saturation is jacked to an insane degree.

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u/St4rScre4m Dec 09 '22 edited Dec 09 '22

Your description gives a much closer sense being similar than “pastel”. Pastel colors are completely different from what you described from your experiences.

Edit: Good ole downvotes just because.

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u/TuneForward Dec 09 '22

Would these grow in the phoenix az desert?

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u/LockedOutBoy Dec 09 '22

Sadly they thrive in rainforest like environments. But if dedicated enough you could artificially create a habitat and make a solid bush. But I wouldn't expect massive growth.

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u/TuneForward Dec 09 '22

Bummer. Thanks for the reply!

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u/RodgerRodger8301 Dec 08 '22

It’s pretty true to life. I saw them in New Zealand on vacation and they truly are this beautiful.

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u/ouroboros323 Dec 08 '22

I live in New zealand, they don't look anything like this at all.

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u/AlphaMikeFoxtrot3099 Dec 09 '22

Bam, you tell em

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u/LockedOutBoy Dec 08 '22

About the same, basically pastel version of this pic.

Google it.

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u/anonoverload Dec 08 '22

These things are really cool..As each layer of bark matures, it turns shades of purple, orange, blue, and red.

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '22

If Tribe Called Quest was a tree

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u/Mr_R0mpers Dec 08 '22

I live in Australia. Can confirm they do not look like this.

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u/urAverageFilipino Dec 09 '22

This is Eucalyptus deglupta native to Philippines, Indonesia, etc. What I think you saw is Eucalyptus camaldulensis which can be found in Australia.

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u/Mr_R0mpers Dec 09 '22

Apologeticus

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u/ChronicSchlarb Dec 09 '22

Take my upvote lmao

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u/PicoDeBayou Dec 09 '22

I live on Reddit. Can confirm you’re right. We do this every year.

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u/Whyamherefor Dec 08 '22

Wait this got me an idea!

  • time to do art!

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u/Reber_Rowdy48 Dec 09 '22

Adobe has ruined photography.

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u/LemonZinger602 Dec 08 '22

They are incredible looking! It makes me sad to have to minimize them in any way, but they don’t look like this at all. They aren’t neon.

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u/Drakolena Dec 08 '22

Wood floors wood look amazing

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u/plzsendbobsandvajeen Dec 09 '22

It would be hard to catch them like that tbh, the bark is in super thin strips and as they peel away they cause the initial bright green and then it's kind of how oxygen hits it. I don't know if planing them for flooring would work the same but I'd love to see it if it did

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u/plzsendbobsandvajeen Dec 09 '22

Although thinking about it now, I wonder if you could plane them and lay tape in strips and peel off as they go in certain patterns to have the change while also epoxy sealing the previously changed ones so you could get the color changes

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u/ChthonicPuck Dec 09 '22

So this is what a 90's era bowling ally looks like before its harvested, processed and assembled.

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u/kiwimoike Dec 09 '22

Pastel in daylight when dry but def pop when it’s wet.

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u/Konstant_kurage Dec 09 '22

I had a house with a 400 ft driveway that was lined with these. Beautiful but the branches would break all the time and block the driveway.

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u/CrieDeCoeur Dec 09 '22

These look like something out of Raised By Wolves

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u/meow421meow Dec 09 '22

I hope they don’t cut these art pieces down

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u/SolidPoint Dec 09 '22

Hyper saturated pictures of rainbow eucalyptus, further bastardizing nature as something that would look better if we fucked around with it.

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u/mudrolling Dec 09 '22

Fuck eucalyptus trees, all my homies hate eucalyptus trees. Invasive-ass motherfuckers

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u/ReverseCaptioningBot Dec 09 '22

FUCK EUCALYPTUS TREES ALL MY HOMIES HATE EUCALYPTUS TREES

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u/Prize-Advance-4706 Dec 09 '22

When you see a tree like this, a California Redwood or a grand Oak, how can you not believe in a higher power? Mother Nature is awesome.

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u/WhyIWasteMyLife Dec 09 '22

exactly. How could anyone think evolution and chance created all plants and all animals on earth

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u/Prize-Advance-4706 Dec 09 '22

4 downvotes. Who knew Mother Nature is so intimidating and offensive? Morons.

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u/jasminepenny Dec 09 '22

Also Australian, they don’t look like this

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u/ambianceambiance Dec 09 '22

The Rainbow Eucalyptus, also called Pohon anak-anak (engl: Child-Tree), is the only tree on earth that produces the so called "tree-cakes" after 10-20 years of growing. These cakes are harvested by the indigenous people of Indonesia for the feast of anak-anak, the most holy feast in their culture.

The smell of "tree-cakes" is often compared to fuel, which is based on their toxic ingredients. After consuming, some people get into a bloodthirsty madness, so the fest of anak-anak is often also called the "feast of the murder".

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u/MikeBrowne2010 Dec 09 '22

Please tell me those are real and not a special art project

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u/JBrewd Dec 09 '22

They are real but they only look like this if you're frying balls. Color is much closer to pastels than this over-saturated bs

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u/Nobody275 Dec 09 '22

That’s pretty true to life. The ones on the left are rare. The ones on the right hand side are what they look like more often.

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u/Difficult_Ixem_324 Dec 09 '22

Wow! Cali had some amazing eucalyptus but this is a whole other level!🤯

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u/ANaolaniJ Dec 09 '22

They are all over Oahu such beautiful trees

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u/BradleyGroot Dec 09 '22

When you mix multiple colors of clay:

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u/InsideTemporary3859 Dec 09 '22

Niice that grass is so green...

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u/[deleted] Dec 09 '22

My mind rn: gay TREE

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u/EpicForgetfulness Dec 09 '22

Now put one of those rainbow squirrels on it

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u/BudahBoB Dec 09 '22

Are these the ones on Maui? Picture on the right sure looks like it, I swear I took a piss behind tree #2

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u/The_Memelord14 Dec 09 '22

gay Eucalyptus

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u/[deleted] Dec 09 '22

*banned in qatar

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u/estesd Dec 09 '22

So, is the wood like this throughout the tree, or is this just the bark/outer layer? It's be cool to do some woodworking or turning with.

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u/KATBOI667-0_0 Dec 09 '22

the ✨GAY✨ tree

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u/Quanto-Ryo8 Dec 09 '22

There must be grafaiais in that area

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u/Comfortable-Ice-1338 Dec 09 '22

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m Tryna trip in a rainbow eucalyptus forest

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u/Nemirel_the_Gemini Dec 09 '22

Not that I would condone cutting them down, but I'm curious if anyone knows if their cross cuts are rainbow too? Like the rings? I couldn't find any pics online

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u/JBrewd Dec 09 '22

Great work capturing how they look when I'm high as fuck on mushrooms with that wild over saturation

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u/LiquidLolliepop Dec 09 '22

That's where I'll find the unicorns huh

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u/Springy_1111 Dec 09 '22

Very beautiful and burns very hot

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u/Sardar_98 Dec 09 '22

Nicee! Is the trees colored like this and In what country is it?