Eucalyptus forests are some of the most flammable in the world because of the volatile oils produced by the leaves, which combine with leaf litter and peeling bark to accumulate as large amounts of dry, combustible fuel. A small ground fire, drawn by the peeling bark up into the leaves, can turn into a terrifying, explosive firestorm in a matter of minutes as the flames spread through the oil-rich air of the tree crowns with catastrophic results. Adapted to survive, burning releases seeds which thrive in freshly burned, ash-rich soils and rapidly regrow into a forest both beautiful and deadly. Six botanical prints with transferred text in handmade printed/ embossed leather portfolio. 6″ x 9″