Hedera helix on Eucalyptus globulus

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    Growing in Interior Park Belt, Sutro Forest, Mount Sutro. Host tree is Eucalyptus globulus.

    The irony of two nonnative species from different continents holding probably the top two positions in an ecosystem on a third continent makes my head hurt.

    The entire forest is owned by the University of California, San Francisco. The forest was planted by Adolph Sutro in the 1880s and is nearing end of life. It is reported that UCSF is studying what to do when that happens.

    1. bevcraigwhite 90 months ago | reply

      luxurious growth ( prompting thought) well seen !

    2. petalum 90 months ago | reply

      nearing? that depends on what you think nearing is. i'd give it 20 years easy. but that's just my guess. on the other hand....i'd give this tree 4-5 years with that ivy on it.

    3. Eric Hunt. 90 months ago | reply

      And I am sure you can imagine the bureaucratic BS that UCSF must go through for any change of use of the land - short of replanting the forest with the same species, there will be hundreds of meetings and tens of thousands of hours spent on the decision.

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