Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Sonoran Eucalyptus, 100+ Years Old?
Listen closely: this exquisite Eucalyptus will tell you its life story.
How a seed came to be carried in the beak of a Mexican barn swallow, then dropped at what a century-plus ago was Vulture Peak Mine.
Despite persistent dryness, steady winds from the SW, and hungry critters looking to gorge on eucalyptus seeds and shoots; despite all odds this beauty grew and prospered.
Despite Campers and Highwaymen and Firewood. Developers and Condos and Corrals. Despite a hundred years of threats to its survival, this gorgeous giant continues its reach, ever-heavenward.
Posted by Poppy H. at 6:35:00 PM