David By: David

The Silent Majority

Ever since rezlab joked that the only trees in Irvine are eucalytpus, I have been seeing them everywhere! I even imagine that there are two warring factions of landscapers here: the eucalyptus boys and the palm gang. An all-out turf war can't be far off.

  • Beppie 10y

    I like this-- for some reason I never expect to see Eucalyptus in any pictures outside of Australia.
  • emdot 10y

    oh please -- what about all the jacarandas?! and there are lots of pines.

    but, if irvine were to have a tree war right now it would be between the olives and the peppers.

    you know i'm right.

    (beppie there are groves and groves of them throughout most of california)

    ('matter, is this turtle rock loop? looks familiar)
  • David 10y

    beppie- like em says. no koalas (yet), but lots of eucalyptus here.

    em- it could be TR loop now that you mention it, but its actually the end of Harvard, just before Culver. Mason Park on the left, Uni High straight ahead.
  • Sugar Booger 10y

    this picture rules.
  • Galit Rozenbaum גלית רוזנבאום 10y

    Stunning frame! love your treatment.
  • David 10y

    Thanks SugarB and Gali!
  • Graham Hutcheson 10y

    i want to clip the apex of that corner corner in a sweet motor...
  • Jeff Clow 10y

  • Jay Torres 10y

    I drive down this street almost everyday. I never knew it could look so eerie. The smell of eucalyptus always reminds me of my days @ UCI.
  • David 10y

    They're always watching, Jay...
  • Yves 10y

    Beautiful shot and scenery!!
  • David 10y

    Thanks Yives!
  • Greg Balzer 10y

    Although I am "only" 48, I can remember when Main Street (near MacArthur" was a two lane road. Eucalyptus were favored by planners and landscape architects in Invine work due to the large euc windrows that separated the orange groves. It just made sense to plant more eucs to match the existing ones - not to mention the fact that they grow quickly and had few pests - until the borer beatle infestion in the late 80's.
    Anyway - nice shot of the "character" of one of California's better planned communities.
  • Marlen 10y

    this is awesome!
  • claudio malatesta 10y

    Good high!
  • Victor Puig Vilarrubis 10y

    Spectacular ligh and colors. Beautiful picture. Brilliant composition.
  • Paul Goodrich 10y

    Living in Irvine this picture is really funny- Although I think that the turf war would be waged between the eucalyptus and the pine trees, which both hold an equal status among Irvine communities.
  • Cursy 9y

    please consider adding this to the Trees! at night! pool

  • smb6884 7y

    Love this shot. It evokes such a strong feeling of loneliness.
  • Madalina Ungureanu 7y

    great one..... .love the red tone
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Taken on October 22, 2005
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