How to Draw a Gum Tree

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Gum Tree in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Gum Tree.

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How to Draw a Gum Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: First, draw the roots. Draw a bundle of small wavy lines.

Step 2: Next, draw the trunk of the tree. The trunk is very skinny so draw one straight line going up from the left side of your roots and another straight line going up from the right side of your roots.

Step 3: Then, add some branches to the top of the trunk. Draw a medium sized slanted line on both sides of the trunk that faces outward. In the middle of these two slanted lines, draw a skinny “V”. From the branch on the right side, keep drawing two spaced out lines going up with small gaps along the sides. On the gaps you left, draw two small spaced out lines going away from the branch. Now you have all of your branches.

Step 4: Now, draw the twigs. Draw curved lines coming out of the top of all your branches. Draw some small “V’s” to the tops of some of your twigs to make more little twigs.

Step 5: Finally, draw the leaves. All around your twigs and branches draw small lines of zigzags in every direction. Draw more for a fuller looking tree.

Interesting Facts about Gum Trees

Gum Trees are tall trees with star shaped leaves. They grow to 100 feet tall that is about 3 feet around. Gum Trees grow near water and have beautiful autumn leaves. The bark on a Gum Tree is grey with a grooved pattern. The seeds of the tree grow in clusters and look like spiny balls. Gum Trees are found with other trees like pine trees. Lots of woodland animals use Gum Trees for their home. Many home owners complain about the spikey seed pods. They dry out and fall to the ground in a thick carpet.

Did you know?

  • There are 50 seeds on 1 fruit of the Gum Tree.
  • Gum Trees are part of the Witch Hazel family which was used for medicine oil.
  • Gum Tree wood is used for cabinets, furniture, and barrels.
  • Ruby Throat Hummingbirds feed on Gum Tree flowers.
  • Gum Trees produce seeds for 20 years.
  • Resin from the Gum Tree is used for chewing gum.

Theme: Chewing gum is a great treat to offer your class while you study Gum Trees. There are lots flavors to offer from spearmint, cinnamon, and traditional bubble gum. Gum sticks can be paired with a sheet of Gum Tree facts.