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Old 05-22-2020, 12:11 AM   #11 (permalink)
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There is a grove of eucalyptus in Newark, CA that was planted by the South Pacific Coast RR. It is now a historic park. One of the docents said that the main reason they don't work as lumber is that the trees are from the southern hemisphere and have a natural twist. When planted in the Northern hemisphere, the twist tries to go the other direction and it makes them week. Dunno if it would hold up to scientific scrutiny but sounded plausible.
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