Stringybark Trees

A Very Useful Tree

Stringybark tree forest
Stringybark tree forest
This scene is typical of Arnhem Land woodlands. Note the bark missing from the tree on the right - it may have been used for a bark shelter or bark painting.

The stringybark (Eucalyptus tetrodonta) is a very tall straight tree reaching up to 30 m (about 95 ft) tall. The bark is rough, fibrous and stringy.

The bark can be used for many things including bark paintings, shelters, canoes and dishes after it has been treated. The wood of the tree can also be used to make tools and weapons.