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Eucalyptus grandis

Originally imported from Australia and grown for support poles for the mines these magnificent trees, lining links Drive for over 50 years, are a landmark in Knysna pointing the way to Leisure Isle. However they are now classified as invaders category 2 which means a permit is required but as a street lining tree it is exempted.  Over the past 5 years a few trees were up-rooted by winds whilst 3 died and were removed in 2007. The trees seem to be gradually dying-off and this can be seen at the east end of Links Drive (near the telephone booth) where one of the larger specimens is stone dead.

Family Name:
Common Name:
Saligna gum
Plant Height:
30 - 72 m
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Flowering Time:
December, January, February, March, April