[LMB] OT: California drop bear - an invasive species?
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Mon Aug 12 12:25:30 BST 2019
> On 12 Aug 2019, at 7:22 pm, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
> From: "Parish, James" <jparish at siue.edu>
> Gwynne: One of the greatest joys of eucalypts is that they drop things. Not
> like deciduous trees, that just go FWUMP! once a year and drop the lot. No,
> gum trees drop leaves all year round. And those leaves stain anything they lie
> on - paths, verandahs, etc. Plus the gumnuts, which are a delight as they try
> to trip you up.
> But the most fun is the branches. Some gum trees will drop branches. Any time.
> They don't do something obvious like waiting for a storm, oh no, they just stand
> there and.... THUMP. Another one down. (On a sad and serious note, every year
> a camper or two will be camped under a handy tree and killed by a falling branch
> in the middle of a clear, quiet night.)
> See, our trees have attitude.
They’re not called widow-makers for no reason.
And you thought it was only the animals in Australia that will kill you.
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