Sunday, December 18, 2011

A eucalyptus in the Greek Colony

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Wouldn't you say the poor tree is too near the street?

It is a tall old eucalyptus from the early days of Jerusalem's Greek Colony.

The neighborhood was planned about a century ago.
The land was purchased by wealthy lay members of the Greek Orthodox community.
By 1928 the community center and the 45 planned houses were completed.

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13 comments:

Petrea Burchard said...

I love eucalyptus trees--what a wonderful smell! I'm told, though, that they are invasive in our parts. A lot of people don't like them because they're so flammable. Beautiful, beautiful trees, though, with red wood inside.

crystal said...

Beautiful tree - it does look like it could use some more space. There are so mant different cultural groups where you live! I guess that's true to a degree here also.

Kay said...

I'm surprised it's still surviving. Our chestnut tree was dinged by a neighbor's car and 10 years later, it fell with a strong wind. I do love the smell of eucalyptus.

Theanne and Baron said...

I believe you're right that eucalyptus is entirely to close to the street! Do eucalyptus "bleed" like other trees...that's a lot of missing bark! Would be sad to lose such an old tree!

Interesting to learn about the Greek Colony!

Robert Geiss said...

From where I come from, it is said, that 'old trees don't allow anything to bend them.'

A kind new week for you.

Hels said...

Perfect tree for the Israeli climate.. and a touch of home for expats :)

Leif Hagen said...

That's an amazing tree! Our neighbor across the street has a beautiful, huge, old oak tree!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's interesting Dina, I didn't realise they had eucalyptus in Greece, I thought it was endemic to Australia.

spacedlaw said...

Poor tree. I hope it doesn't get pulled down.

Robin said...

Oh my gosh, they painted it when they did the striping! Poor tree, how humiliating.

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VP said...

Oh, yes! It happens here, but it is usually for much smaller trees than a eucalyptus!

Dina said...

Shalom friends. I see a post about Israel's many eucalyptus trees in this blog's future.

Reader Wil said...

Eucalyptus trees grow also in Australia. I am sure you have seen plenty of them. I didn't see koalas however, for they live in these trees. I didn't know either that they can grow that old.