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Oakland Firestorm Anniversary: The Fight Over Eucalyptus Trees Continues

October 19, 2011 | 1:46 pm

Oakland Firestorm Anniversary: The Fight Over Eucalyptus Trees Continues

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Another tree, another controversy. Anyone around for the Oakland-Berkeley Hills fire remembers eucalyptus trees got a lot of blame for fueling the blaze. The problem with eucalyptus? One vegetation manager I spoke to called them “junky,” meaning they spread lots of dry debris: leaves, seed pods and lower branches. They grow quickly and in dense […]

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