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Re: Hurricane resistant eucalyptus
Posted by georgeinbandon,oregon on 12/22/2014, 8:46 am, in reply to "Re: Hurricane resistant eucalyptus"
FWIW, cinerea's close but much larger (60' tall here) relative nova-anglica is a very beautiful tree in itself but likely a total bust for a windbreak---can loose branches in even moderate winds (30 mph or less). oddly enough it's sometimes recommended as a windbreak for colder inland areas in Australia. OTOH, nitens, dalrympleana, scoparia, gunnii, glaucescens, macarthurii, johnstonii, and forms of pauciflora have so far done well HERE in gale and close to hurricane force winds. their general performance in hot humid summer areas let alone wind resistance is likely unknown. think your best bet may be to contact your county extension agent OR the forestry dept. of university of florida and see what they might recommend. good luck.
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