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Eucalyptus Forests... down under (I)

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Discovering Eucalyptus: Dru Sclerophyll Forests - Kalgoorlie, Western Australia - by Leif Stridvall / Descubriendo los eucaliptos: Bosques escleroficos secos - Kalgoorlie, Australia Occidental - por Leif Stridvall / Gustavo Iglesias Trabado -GIT Forestry Consulting - Eucalyptologics: Information resources on Eucalyptus cultivation worldwide / Recursos de informacion sobre cultivo del eucalipto en el mundo

Dry Sclerophyll Eucalyptus Savannah (WA)

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"... Detesting, as I do, the whole tribe of gum trees, I never lose an opportunity of saying exactly what I think about this particularly odious representative of the brood, this eyesore, this grey-haired scarecrow, this reptile of a growth with which a pack of misguided enthusiasts have disfigured the entire Mediterranean basin..."

"These abominations may look better on their native heath: I sincerely hope they do."



Eucalyptus torquata - Coral Gum - Eucalipto de Coral - by Dan Anderson / Gustavo Iglesias Trabado - GIT Forestry Consulting - Eucalyptologics: Information resources on Eucalyptus cultivation worldwide / Recursos de informacion sobre cultivo del eucalipto en el mundo



"... the intruder should be expelled without mercy. A single eucalyptus will ruin the fairest landscape. No plant on earth rustles in such a horribly metallic fashion when the wind blows through those everlastingly withered branches; the noise chills one to the marrow; it is like the sibilant chattering of ghosts..."



Eucalyptus kruseana - Bookleaf Mallee - Eucalipto de Kruse - by Georgie Sharp / Gustavo Iglesias Trabado - GIT Forestry Consulting - Eucalyptologics: Information resources on Eucalyptus cultivation worldwide / Recursos de informacion sobre cultivo del eucalipto en el mundo



"But I confess that this ... almost reconciled me to the existence of the anaemic Antipodeans. ... Gazing upon them, my heart softened and I almost forgave the gums their manifold iniquities..."



Thanks to Leif & Anita Stridvall, Georgie Sharp & Dan @ Tree Species for their photographic contributions. And to Norman Douglas for softening.


5 Comments by our readers :::

Barrie - Lantzville said...

Posted by Barrie in Lantzville on 10/26/2008, 9:58 pm, in reply to "Eucalyptus Forests... down under (I) = Blooming Mediterranean Eucalyptus"

Detesting, as I do, the whole tribe of gum trees

These abominations


Strong words for someone willing to write about them, even in such a misguided, uninsitefull, uniformed way.

Cheers, Barrie in Lantzville.

Gus-Eucalyptologics said...

Posted by Gus on 10/27/2008, 4:08 am, in reply to "Re: Eucalyptus Forests... down under (I) = Blooming Mediterranean Eucalyptus"

Let's hope that writer kept softening with time. They say too high levels of bitterness can make blood too thick to keep flowing >:D

On another topic, I have a small graphic gift for you in colaboration with Australian friends, to be online soon. Stay tuned :-) About that mystery tree around there!

Gus

Eric - FL said...

Posted by Eric-Orlando,FL on 10/27/2008, 10:55 am, in reply to "Eucalyptus Forests... down under (I) = Blooming Mediterranean Eucalyptus"

Nice article on the flowering Eucs. Eucalyptus leucoxylon 'Rosea' is really a nice flowering specimen.

I have tried it here a couple times with no luck.

Eric
Orlando,FL

Lydia said...

I like the style of expressing the thoughts. Aside from that, I like the pictures as well.

Gus-Eucalyptologics said...

Thank you Lydia :D Many times an image is more powerful than a hundred power words :-)


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