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13 must-see trees around the world

By: Sidney Stevens on Nov. 16, 2016, 12:01 p.m.
Rainbow eucalyptus trees in Maui

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Rainbow Eucalyptus

These technicolor trees might look like the fantastical work of some psychedelic painter — and in a way they are, except in this case, the hue-happy painter is Mother Nature. Rainbow eucalyptus trees sport multicolored patches of green, purple, orange and maroon on their trunks left as the bark sheds. A native of tropical forests in the Philippines, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, these polychromatic beauties are also grown in other parts of the world, including in Hawaii and in southern portions of the U.S. mainland. One of the best places to see them is the "painted forest" along the Hana Highway on the Hawaiian island of Maui.