Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Pinky

Eucalyptus trees are pervasive in San Diego, some might even say invasive. There are several parts of town where there are groves of the trees, mostly blue gums and sugar gums. Thousands of the trees were planted in the mid to late 1800s because it was thought that the wood could be used for timber or fuel (read more here or here). The one in the photo is a special pink barked eucalyptus in the residential area of the La Playa walk.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Marlane said...

The wood does make excellent fuel, I have Eucalyptus on my property in N California.

Thu Feb 05, 03:29:00 PM PST  

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