Tag: eucalyptus


Where I live, it is law to have about 30% of all land to be dedicated to open space and parks.  It keeps congestion at bay, though it does raise the cost of housing to obscene levels.

This was taken during an early morning hike, and looking back on the trail, I saw this.  It rather epitomizes what California once looked like, not all urban sprawl and gnarled freeways.



In many areas of California ranch land, eucalyptus trees were planted as windbreaks between fields or orchards. Nowadays, many are bulldozed because of the brittleness of the trees, dropping large branches from several feet up. Somewhere I read they are called “widow makers” in Australia because of this – easy to kill someone standing below. While I was looking, I didn’t spot any koalas.