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Old 05-20-2013, 08:22 PM
 
Location: East Bay Area
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what about all the birds?

one nest per tree, 85,000 nests.
3 eggs per nest, 255,000 eggs
2 eggs per breakfast, 127,500 breakfasts

Remove the trees, or another scare like this morning
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:21 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Eucalyptus trees are horrible for all sorts of reasons; they should all go
That's a heck of a lot of lumber! What are they going to do with all that? Sell it? Wood-chip it?
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:26 PM
 
Location: East Bay Area
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That's a heck of a lot of lumber! What are they going to do with all that? Sell it? Wood-chip it?
built another San Francisco
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:35 PM
 
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Somebody could make an awful lot of money off that lumber.

I read that when a certain park was created in Seattle, the head of the Parks Dept. at the time logged the property first, of the old-growth cedars that were there, and pocketed the money. Stuff happens. That's why I was curious.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:03 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Eucalyptus trees are horrible for all sorts of reasons; they should all go
Really? All sorts, or just the fire bit?
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Eucalyptus trees are non-native in the first place.
So are washingtonia palms, but both are part of the modern landscape.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:12 PM
 
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There will still be eucalyptus trees around town; this project is just on university land, and around the Caldecott Tunnel.

Eucaluptus trees rob the soil of nutrients. But as long as you're not planning to grow anything around 'em, I don't see a problem with leaving some around. After so many years generations, I wonder how they plan to revive the soil so that native species can grow in the logged areas, anyway.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:30 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Eucalyptus trees are non-native in the first place.
Who gives a crap if they are non native? Eucalyptus trees are all over the Bay and they are one of the most defining beautiful aspects of this place. Nothing beats walking through Golden Gate Park with a crisp breeze and the smell of eucalyptus.

Govn agencies have been cutting them down in SF too and it just seems ridiculous to me.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:31 PM
 
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Well, the soil under GG Park is sand, so maybe the eucalyptus is one of the few trees that can grow there, anyway.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Who gives a crap if they are non native? Eucalyptus trees are all over the Bay and they are one of the most defining beautiful aspects of this place.
Might look neat, but they're allelopathic to just about everything near them.

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In California the annual vegetation adjacent to naturalized stands of Eucalyptus camaldulensis often is inhibited severely. Annual herbs rarely survive to maturity where Eucalyptus litter accumulates.


The allelopathic effects of Eucal... preview & related info | Mendeley


Which would significantly alter the ecosystem they're introduced into, throwing it out of what was once a sustainable balance, achieved through thousands of years of evolution.
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:17 AM
 
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Somebody could make an awful lot of money off that lumber.

I read that when a certain park was created in Seattle, the head of the Parks Dept. at the time logged the property first, of the old-growth cedars that were there, and pocketed the money. Stuff happens. That's why I was curious.
They're chipping them -- I don't think Eucalyptus is good lumber material. Very hard to work with, and somewhat brittle, if I remember correctly.

Daddy was a woodworker...
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