We use scientific studies and observation to explain why native plant “restorations” in California are rarely successful.
Eucalyptus forests in Pinole, California
This post is an introduction to Bev Wanlin, who is writing a guest article for Conservation Sense and Nonsense about her family’s long relationship with eucalyptus. Her story begins in Chile, where her ancestors lived before coming to the East Bay in 1849, but I must not steal her thunder with more than that tidbit. Stay tuned for the full story.
While Bev completes her guest article, I am publishing her brief report about the many old eucalypts that have been saved in Pinole, where she lives. Bev’s narrative also explains the many important roles that eucalyptus plays in California. Thanks, Bev, for keeping tabs on the eucalyptus forests in Pinole that are constantly threatened by the hardcore nativists who demand that they be destroyed.
Photos and captions by Bev Wanlin, Pinole, California