Seven-year performance of eucalyptus species in Napa County
California Agriculture 42(6):19-20.
Published November 01, 1988
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Eucalyptus was promoted in the early 1900s as the “miracle tree” that would solve wood fiber supply problems in California. Early plantings were intended to be a primary source of lumber, railroad ties, and mining timbers. People began to sour on the purported “miracle tree” when it became evident that eucalyptusgrown in California is subject to excessive shrinkage and warping that prevent it from being used as planned.