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Fig. 64. Eucalyptus tereticornis (p. 106).
ex Norman D. Ingham. Eucalyptus in California. University of California, Agricultural Experiment Station. Bulletin No. 196 (July 1908.)
University of California (Santa Cruz) copy, digitized September 4, 2010

“It has been estimated that 70% of the energy released through the combustion of vegetation in the Oakland fire was due to eucalyptus.”

The wikipedia entry on eucalyptus is fascinating, particularly on adaptation to fire in Australia. And yet I love the smell and character of this tree.

1 March 2015

eucalyptus; unintended consequences
Norman D. Ingham, Eucalyptus in California (1908)