be warned that the object is a single mesh - meaning shader assigments in maya vray or mental ray will be buggy at best. Splitting the geo is the only option, however hope you have a good machine because running a seperate will take a loooooong time.
Tree, broadleaf evergreen, broad columnar Height : 2m to 22m included Origin : Southeastern Australia (Victoria, New South Wales), Tasmania Environment : mountain forests Climate : warm, temperate
Notes : Also known as Wild Gum or Ribbon Gum, this tree is widely distributed in the cooler South-eastern regions of Australia, and in Tasmania as well. The leaves are one of the favourites of Koalas. The high sugar content of the sap makes the trunk also a food source for tree dwelling marsupial mammals. The timber is easily workable but has low durability. The tallest known exemplar is in Tasmania and reaches the unusual impressive height of 89 m.