# 0033

Eucalyptus globulus bark and leaves

Living Thing, Several Things, Common, Gathered, Museum, Polymers, Decades

Socio-cultural Data

Historical Uses

Eucalyptus was introduced to Portugal in the mid-nineteenth century, initially it was a specimen of botanic gardens by by the late 1890s was being planted for commercial forestry.

Present Uses

About 35% of the Portuguese territory is nowadays covered by forest. Eucalyptus species, mainly Eucalyptus globulus Labill comprises 26% of the total forest cover. A keystone species for the paper and pulp industry, Eucalyptus is a significant contributor to economic production of raw and finished materials including a wide range of plywood and solid wood products.

Other Fascinating Facts

It is possible to make a pipe to carry water using the curled bark.

Technical Data

Class of Material


Bio-temporal-geographical Data

Place of Origin · Image / Video / Audio (.jpg, .png, .mp4, .mp3 up to 30MB)

Residence time (How long does the matter/material/artefact stay in an unaltered state in the location/context/system before it decay?)


How does the item affect the environment in which it exists?

Nourish it

Ontological-cosmological Data


How would you like to be with this artefact/material/living thing/matter?

to try making useful things for humans and other-than-humans

How does transforming this artefact/material/living thing/matter transform you?

I will have to experiment to find out!

What can humans give back to this artefact/material/living thing/matter?

use it wisely