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Eucalyptus Forest Maui #3 Y17_5394_Edit

Eucalyptus Forest Maui #3 Y17_5394_Edit

The enchanted and iconic Road to Hana features an overwhelming abundance of sights, smells, and unreal beauty as it winds its way down to the sleepy town nestled in the middle of the rainforest in south Maui. Located near the beginning of the curvy trek is the "painted forest" of rainbow eucalyptus trees, a stunning sight that is often missed by drivers as they fly past on their way other, more talked-about destinations. However, this unique display of colorful trees is worth at least slowing down to appreciate. If there is space available to pull off to the side of the road, take a moment to walk amongst the trees and be pulled in by their distinct, one-of-a-kind beauty. Rainbow Eucalyptus trees originate from a southern island in the Philippines and thrive only in warm, humid climates. The outer layer of the tree's bark peels away to reveal the vibrant green layer underneath. As time passes, the bright green slowly fades to a darker green, and then on to blue, purple, pink, orange, and maroon before returning back to brown and beginning the process all over again. Each tree displays a "rainbow" of colors at the same time because different layers on the same tree peel away at different times, revealing multiple brushstrokes of various colors.  Road to Hana, Maui, Hawaii, USA