EUCALYPTUS, like a bad
friend. Gets old, gets cranky and hurts you.
I am Eucalyptus.I have many uses. My aromatic
juice can be rubbed on your chest. The steam from my
leaves can clear your sinus and open your breathing
But, I am NOT your friendly garden dweller or
neighbor. While I can provide shade and on some of
my many variations I can give your heart shaped
leaves, of one purpose you must be warned. I am such
an excellent source of fire wood that the Ethiopian
Emperor Selassie ordered that I be on his property.
Because my branches are very brittle and fall at
will. Fire wood lying on the ground for the taking.
It is my characteristic to fall.
Tim who wrote this will
testify "My own Eucalyptus grew in my front yard for
many years. One huge branch did fall toward the
street. On the fence and adjoining public side walk.
The tree spoke to me .."see what I will do ?" Out of
nowhere. Just an urge that comes from the bottom
reaches of my mind.
I listened. As the tree grew to such a height that
it had its eye on the front half of my house,
had the tree removed...to the lamentations of
neighbors who said they were being deprived of it's
shade. Its beauty.
EVER LISTEN TO A
EUCALYPTUS ? It is not a tree suitable for public
cohabitation. As they grow to 100 feet, make certain
it is planted l00 feet from YOUR house, or anybody