Went on line and tried to fast track some gum trees, but unfortunately Queensland gum trees are not like our gum trees at all :)
With apologies to this E-Bayer whose photo I have stolen, and pointing out too, that he is an example of every tree manufacturer I have found so far, even Auscision!
These are by far the best I have found but still not dense enough and at $16 to $30 a tree much beyond what I can afford.
So what do Gum Trees look like?
They certainly are not this colour from Scenery express.com
But outside my home, all I can see is real Aussie gum trees :) They are not blue!
Why do Mountains look blue in the distance as seen in these pictures?
"The Blue Mountains, given that name due to the blue haze that hovers above them, is an area renowned for spectacular scenery, plant and wildlife and densely populated forests of oil bearing Eucalyptus trees. Thus, it is commonly believed that the blue haze blanketing the mountains is created by the atmosphere whereby dispersed droplets of Eucalypt oil combine with dust particles and water vapour to scatter refracted rays of light which are largely blue in colour.
However, because this is a common phenomena shared by mountain ranges elsewhere in the world, another theory suggests that:
the sky is blue because tiny air molecules of oxygen and nitrogen, water molecules, and dust motes interact with light. The small size of these particles means that high-frequency light (like, blue) is much more likely to interact than low-frequency light (such as red). The interaction scatters blue light in all directions. Consequently, we are more likely to see blue light than any other colour. Thus, the sky looks blue.
Consequently, distant dark mountains reflect little light to our eyes. Our eyes receive much more light from sunlight scattered by tiny molecules between us and the mountain. That scattered sunlight is blue. So, it isn't a scattering of light reflected from the mountain that makes the mountain appear blue, but rather a scattering of light between us and the mountain. (WeatherQuesting Web Site)"
At the distance the long leaves are not noticed. I dont know if anybody can make HO gum leaves?
Almost all the pictures had the sun behind me except the one over the horse float.
So what do we do? I know make our own :( The colour is three toned to my eyes a mid green and dark green with just a hint of red (brown?) not looking at trunks which can be any colour :
(And you guessed it, I have been distracted by Col, again :D )