A tree in the Myrtaceae family, eucalyptus is native of Oceania, where it is the dominant species in the local flora. With more than 700 species, being the majority of Australian origin, it adapts to virtually all climatic conditions. A curious fact related to the eucalyptus foliage is thatthese trees will not flower until the adult leaves appear.
A very interesting advantage is that eucalyptus retains less water, allowing water to reach the ground more quickly. In addition, it reduces evaporation into the atmosphere, unlike some native forests, whose treetops are denser. From eucalyptus, we can produce pulp: essential oils are extracted to produce cleaning products, food products, perfumes and medicines, as well as boards, beams, poles and more 5,000 wood and non-wood products.