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Eucalyptus Logging

Erin Miller, West Hawaii Today
Erin Miller, West Hawaii Today

A defining feature of the Ham?kua coast of Hawai?i Island is the vast plantations of eucalyptus trees that stretch back from highway 11. The Eucalyptus tree was introduced to Hawai?i around 150 years ago. It was chosen for its attractive traits, including fast growth, which makes it an attract wood product and a potential economic generator.

Christopher Phillips explains...

Christopher Phillips hosts HPR's Stargazer. He is a science communication and education specialist whose work focuses on scientific issues affecting society in the 21st Century.
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