Monday, September 28, 2015

Red Car Property: Eucalyptus Went Down Before The Rain, Now A Fire Hazard

Photo: Diane Edwardson, September 12, 2015.  This smaller Eucalyptus looks like it rotted near the base of the trunk and crashed down on the Red Car Property. (It was growing behind 2 Lake View Ave side homes, just north of Rose Scharlin.)  It's not unusual for Eucalyptus to go down in the  summer and fall months for no apparent reason. (Click on photos to enlarge.)
Photo: Jonathan Vandiveer, September 25, 2015.  A few weeks and 3" of rain later, the  leaves are dry.  Now it's a fire hazard. Eucalyptus is an oily, combustible tree.  Brush clearance is a year round responsibility.