Southern Blue Gum
Location: Shinn St. @ UPRR
Native to: Australia
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: evergreen
Comments: Broadleaf evergreen, native to Australia. First ones were planted in California in 1856. Probably is the fastest growing tree in the world. Dark green sickle-shaped leaves. White flowers in Winter. Fibrous peeling bark.
Charles Shinn, a local nurseryman was involved in the development of the eucalyptus in California and was the first superintendent of Yosemite Park.
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