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Christmas bird count, 12/20. Eucalypti. A bunch of Turkey Vultures, and a Red-Tailed Hawk or two, were circling the tops of these trees. I wonder if they generate enough heat to create a thermal. The eucalyptus is an Australian tree, not native to this area but ubiquitous anyway. It grows very fast, I presume, because there are huge rows of them providing windbreaks on ranches that are probably not much more than 100 years old. They drop large shreds of bark in our high-wind rainstorms, littering the roads but generating a nice aroma.
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Dec 25 2005 22:08 GMT grenthal
very nice and useful plant!
Dec 26 2005 02:52 GMT PhotoPro PRO
I love the smell of the eucalyptus in the bay area!
Dec 26 2005 03:14 GMT 0 PRO
No, NOT particularly useful.