Think Carefully Before You Plant A Tree, Eucalyptus Edition
A neighbor's Eucalyptus comes down piece by piece.
The size of the (very brave) man in the tree gives you a better idea how tall this tree was.
It was about 90 feet (27 meters) tall. Neighboring trees, better situated, can remain.
The doomed Eucalyptus, planted by a previous homeowner, was squeezed between the house and power lines. To avoid brushing the power lines, it was limbed up high above them. The limbs on the power-line-side were also shortened, unfortunately encouraging growth towards the house.
This man has five young children at home.
The space proved simply too small for a 90 foot tree. Think before you plant. I left before the rest of the tree came down. By now it is firewood.
And this very brave, hardworking man is back home with his family.