I was reminded of the Osborne Brandy signs that dot the landscape in Spain.
Despite their widespread plantings, eucalyptus are not native to California. Different species were planted at different times with different motives. One mass wave of plantings were for railroad ties, though the twisted grain and brittle wood proved ill suited for this purpose.
Successive species were introduced for firewood or their fast growing characteristic, with little water or care. They now cover vast areas around old homesteads and coastal areas. They poison the soil surrounding the tree, eliminating habitat for native plants and dependent species.
I thought I'd try to play Aussie for the down under members.
funny driving opposite!
The hills are alive with the sound of TURKEYS...
Another round of name that roadkill!
(Answer at the end.)