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According to one expert I heard on the radio, eucalypts have developed fire as an evolutionary strategy to compete with other tree species. In some conditions eucalyptus oil can have a flash point as low as 50 degrees C, making it more flammable than diesel and jet fuel. He claimed that we should view the eucalypt as a venomous species, like some of our spiders and snakes; beautiful and beautifully adapted, but not something you would keep as a pet. Food for thought?

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Taken on March 3, 2009