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Seven-year performance of eucalyptus species in Napa County


Dean R. Donaldson
John W. LeBlanc
Richard B. Standiford
Sherri Gallagher
Charles J. Jourdain
George E. Miller

Publication Information

Hilgardia 42(6):19-20. DOI:10.3733/ca.v042n06p19. November 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.

Donaldson D, LeBlanc J, Standiford R, Gallagher S, Jourdain C, Miller G. 1988. Seven-year performance of eucalyptus species in Napa County. Hilgardia 42(6):19-20. DOI:10.3733/ca.v042n06p19
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