California's Eucalyptus

Posted by Laszlo on Dec 18, 2007

La Jolla California is home to many acres of eucalyptus forests. The story I heard about them was that they were planted to provide lumber for railroad ties, avoiding the then high cost of importing wood from other areas. The reason they're still around is that the ties split when the spikes were were hammered in. So now they've become an ornamental which can survive quite nicely on the limited rainfall.

In Response to: Re: Sheer clamp size & wo by Jim E on Dec 16, 2007