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Photograph of a eucalyptus tree grove, ca.1900. Two rows of eucalyptus trees, planted in an orderly and linear fashion, are lined near the road (at left). Wire fences line the other side of the road. Wooden sticks, hammered into the soil, provide support for the numerous newly planted trees in the wide-open area of barren land to the right. "The Eucalyptus tree originated in Australia and came to California in 1853. To take care of this tree, you must water them for the first year or so and after that they can survive on 'groundwater.' The roots (when fully grown), form and anchor in the ground by fanning themselves. These trees, depending on the species, can survive in rainy or dry climates. The Eucalyptus tree can reach up to 350 feet. The Eucalyptus tree, containing 500 different species, has many different uses. The leaves of the Eucalyptus have many healing properties they contain pungent oil that clears sinuses and mucus from the nose. This is the reason it is used in many medications and mouth treatments (such as mouthwash and toothpaste). The Eucalyptus leaves also can ease sores and stressed muscles. But beware, if the oil contacts your eyes, severe irritation may occur." -- unknown author.
2 photographs : glass photonegative, photoprint, b&w 26 x 21 cm. glass plate negatives photographic prints photographs