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Monday, November 5, 2012

Eucalyptus trees are now "Rain Forest"

This New York Times article about the locally-maligned eucalyptus tree, is an eye opener.

The eucalyptus had been classified as a special category of tree because of how it germinated after fires inits native Australia.

With further study, scientist suggest it has more of an affinity with rain forest vegetation, and that should help to protect it in its home lands. Apparently they were under threat from over-harvesting.

Ironic, no?

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