Andrew Horne is not only the proprietor of my favourite gallery/café, he is from Australia and therefore qualified to comment on Danica’s photo of the “mystery tree”.
Andrew agrees with Mr Spiffle’s Eucalyptus label (post below), but adds that Danica’s example is a rather plain choice. He says that the more interesting ones display a variety of hues when they shed their bark, not just one pale colour.
The pale example
Which brings us to the next shot. Mr Spiffle, Danica thought this was a sycamore tree, or a London Plane, as we have discussed here before. Perhaps we are wrong and it is one of the more interesting gum trees (eucalyptus, same thing) that Andrew describes.
Could it be a eucalyptus?