Australia is recognised world wide for it’s beautiful array of flora and fauna. And there’s a good reason for this – it’s because we truly have some of the most incredible trees, plants and animals that the world has seen. Being surrounded by literally hundreds of types of trees, we thought it’d be interesting to write a blog on 5 of the Most Common trees in Australia. Obviously depending on which part of Australia you’re in, these will vary. However, there should be at least one or two of these trees near you!
5 of The Most Common Trees in Australia
The bottlebrush is a very common tree throughout Australia. It’s mostly known for it beautiful red flowers that resemble something of a brush. Hence the name. This particular flower doesn’t just look amazing, but it actually has a lot of healing properties. These include antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties.
Wattles are possibly one of Australia’s favourite plants. The Golden Wattle actually forms part of the Australian Floral Emblem. You can see it when you next look at the Australian Coat of Arms. Be careful when approaching these flowers though as many of them are poisonous. Even though a few species of wattles are actually edible, I wouldn’t take the chance!
The eucalyptus tree, home to the beautiful Koala. The smell of Eucalyptus can be recognised from a great distance. Not only do these amazing trees provide home, shelter and food for so many Australian animals, but they also serve a great purpose for us humans. In fact, Aboriginals used to use the Eucalyptus for its disease-fighting properties.
Moreton Bay Fig
Resembling something like the ‘whomping willow’ from Harry Potter, the Moreton Bay Fig is a stunning tree which can be found in many areas throughout Australia. If you’ve even taken a walk through some of Melbourne’s parks or even in Sydney’s beautiful bays, then chances are you’ve stumbled across a few of these.
Papaerbark trees are a favourite for most. Their smooth, soft paper-like bark makes for a memorable experience. Paperbark trees used to be used by Aboriginals for roofing and shelter!
So there you have it, these are what we consider to be 5 of the most common trees in Australia. Although there are hundreds of other trees that could be listed, we’ve decided to stick to our favourites.