Eucalyptus viminalis, common name Manna gum or ribbon gum, is a species of tree that is endemic to south-eastern Australia. It has smooth white to pale brown bark that is shed in long ribbons, sometimes hanging on the upper branches, and sometimes with rough, fibrous bark on the lower trunk, lance-shaped to curved adult leaves, flower buds in groups of three or seven, white flowers and cup-shaped or hemispherical fruit. the large white trunked tree behind the gate is a original forest tree on the north side of the river.
Significance to the Ganai community.
Manna gum or BALOOK, was common in the Ganai area and the wood was used to flat shields with burrs being used to make water container. Leaves were used as medicine with smoke inhalded to lessen fever. Lerps found on the leaves were eaten and manna a sugary substance exuded by the tree was mixed with water and drunk, or eaten in lumps.
62.00 Location B9 Latitude; -38.401439000000 Longitude; 146.055445000000
62.01 Location Many specimens form part of the Tarwin River bank restoration plantings by the West Gippsland CMA in 2009/11