Sunday, October 13, 2013

Red Car Property: Another Dead Eucalyptus Tree Near Adelbert

Photo: Diane Edwardson, October 13, 2013.  A few weeks ago, the Eucalyptus was only partially dead, now it's a major fire hazard.  (Click on photo to enlarge.) 

It is directly downslope from the 2 Eucalyptus threatening to fall on a house on Adelbert, as well as a 3rd tree in a death spiral.  Now all the upslope homes are at risk of fire.  Eucalyptus is an oily tree & is highly combustible under any circumstances, not just when they're dead.  At least the dry grass got trimmed back last week. 

It is odd so many Eucalyptus are dying in this location.  This slope has more shade and is moist longer due to the limited sun, year round.  It looks more like someone wanted to open up the view & poisoned the non-native trees.