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The continuing eucalypt menace…

By johnboy - 17 April 2009 27

[First filed: April 01, 2009 @ 15:05]

On the corner of Cox and Campbell Streets in Ainslie is one of the biggest trees I’ve ever seen in an urban environment.

Anyway it’s not quite so big any more.

My estimate is at least 10 tonnes of timber came down onto the road when this thing came down.

Also for those still burning firewood to keep warm most of it seems to still be there.


UPDATED The authorities appear to have given the mighty globulus the thumbs down after this misdemeanour.

And most of the firewood has disappeared too.

What’s Your opinion?


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trickster 3:33 pm 18 Apr 09

I am a local, that tree is right up my street, I miss the tree. If you don’t like trees you should move to Gungahlin.

GardeningGirl 11:06 pm 17 Apr 09

Sad about that fantastic old street tree, but I would think a relief for the locals.

Holden Caulfield said :

We’ve bought our eucalypts from Yarralumla too. Now that I come to think of it our first attempt in Nicholls were def Euky Dwarves, but the second (and successful) attempt may have been a variety of snow gum (or similar) that are native to our region.

I remember seeing dwarf snow gums at Yarralumla too. I wonder how much of the great bark and wonderful shapes they would develop this far from the snowy climes?

Holden Caulfield 11:30 am 03 Apr 09

GardeningGirl said :

Sorry to hear about the vandalism/thefts 🙁 I heard the Euky Dwarves with the beautiful flowers don’t like climates as cold as ours but we have planted one which is supposed to be a bit hardier that we got at the Yarralumla Nursery. The trunk is lovely. Haven’t seen any flowers yet.

We’ve bought our eucalypts from Yarralumla too. Now that I come to think of it our first attempt in Nicholls were def Euky Dwarves, but the second (and successful) attempt may have been a variety of snow gum (or similar) that are native to our region. They also have an expected mature height of 5-7m IIRC. Certainly not 20-30m+ jobbies anyway.

astrojax 11:14 am 03 Apr 09

ta ant – dang faulty memory, i had always assumed it was a big branch. remember watching that last episode and can recall the living room, the carpet, sisters and parents and crying with mum… obviously just not the important bits!

ant 10:22 am 03 Apr 09

Nope, it was the whole tree. I remember the scene from the series very clearly, and also read the book (s) before teh series was made. The second book, btw, was The House at Misrule (or soemthing like that). whoops, no it was The Family at Misrule.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Little_Australians

astrojax 10:12 am 03 Apr 09

i think it was just a branch, though of course a good’un… and of course it was judy. how could i have f’gotten?

Granny 11:31 pm 02 Apr 09

Juju never did anything by halves did she? By God, I howled!

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