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Beyond Lumber: The Eucalyptus-Malaria Connection

Beyond Lumber: The Eucalyptus-Malaria Connection | Mobile Ranger

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1. I did not realize the eucalyptus trees are an ecological disaster.

2. I did not realize they helped eradicate malaria in this area. So their function was more than lumber:

Many Californians know eucalyptus trees were brought to California in the late 1800s for lumber. They were planted extensively from the 1870s through the early 1900s. In the 1950s you could drive the length of the “Great State of California” and pretty much not lose site of a eucalyptus tree.