Snow Gums have a remarkable distribution, from the alpine regions, to sea level in the Mornington Peninsula. They are uncommon locally. There are several stands at Elphinstone. These trees are probably relics of the last ice age. They are more common further south e.g. near Kyneton and Trentham.
Recognise Snow Gums by:
Snow Gums often grow locally with Candlebarks. The Candlebarks differ in usually being larger trees, the leaf veins diverge at an angle, and the juvenile leaves are round, stalkless and in opposite pairs.