There are nearly 900 species of eucalypt, and you can bet that every species holds a special place in someone’s heart. From the mighty River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) distributed far and wide across our sunburnt country, to the extremely rare Eucalyptus copulans, which is known from only a couple of trees living in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, our eucalypts are as diverse as the land itself.
Vote for your favourite eucalypt species and, in fifty words or less, tell us why it deserves to win the 2021 Eucalypt of the Year award. The winning species will be decided by the number of votes, and our favourite written entries (be as creative as you can) will be awarded a prize (see below)! The winning written entries will also be shared anonymously on our social media. We will announce the winners on National Eucalypt Day, Tuesday 23rd of March.
Please note: The genera (groups) Eucalyptus, Corymbia and Angophora are all eligible. Only species which grow naturally in Australia will be considered. The previous three winners (River Red Gum, Snow Gum and Red-capped Gum/Illyarrie) are ineligible to win this year
The winner of our “fifty words or less” competition will take home a copy of each of Dr Dean Nicolle’s “Smaller Eucalypts for Growing in Australia” and “Taller Eucalypts for Growing in Australia” an invaluable collection for any bushwalker, botanist or gardener. Runners up will receive a copy of one of the above.
The next link will take you to our media partner “Remember the Wild’s” page with 25 options or your own special pick and then onto a Survey Monkey response – stay with us – you’ve only a couple of clicks to go!!