Paperbark, many Australian trees have bark like this - it helps to survive bush fires by insulating the living cambium below.
Photograph Gumtrees by Dawid Theron on 500px
Australian Ghost Gums at dusk - near Alice Springs NT
This dead Snowgum from the devastating bush fires of 2003 is still standing tall and beautiful in its silver, bleached glory and I was able to capture it against the clear blue sky by lying down backwards over a rock in the snow.
Snow Gums Crackenback by paulriley
AUSTRALIAN GUMS, NT
Snow gums of Kosciuszko_
Snow gums, New South Wales, Australia