Saturday, August 28, 2010

Exotic tree causing problems; San Francisco, CA

The Bay Citizen - A Green Idea That Sounded Good Until the Trees Went to Work -
The 1980s had their share of ill-fated ideas — parachute pants, Betamax and New Coke, to name a few — but for San Francisco property owners, the cursed relic of that decade is the Metrosideros excelsus.

More commonly known as the New Zealand Christmas tree, it is distinctive for its crimson flowers, its ability to thrive almost anywhere and roots that can grow to nine inches in diameter — destroying sewer lines and sidewalks.

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