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[Public Domain] 1 Mar 2005 Dylan O'Donnell
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The blood red sap that collects around scarred gum trees is typical of the Australian eucalypt.
Indigenous Australians used to crush and boil the sap for medicinal uses and certain insects and animals will even feed from it. The sap protects exposed wood to encourage bark similar to pus that helps skin to grow back in human wounds.
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