I've just read an article in the winter edition of The Digger's Club, signed Clive Blazey, at page 2.
As someone read it?
I actually find it very interesting and challenging and, on my opinion, it is a mind opener.
I was particolarly stunned to read about the agressivness and fierce competitive nature of eucapyptus "...but once the eucalyptus becomes the dominant sepecies and replaces the rain forest it completely alters the ecology to create conditions in which it trives. The leaves of eucalyptus hang vertically to reduce evaporation and letting through light that rises soil temperatures and reduces soil moisture wich destroys shade loving ferns and mosses The eucalypt also produces chemicals to prevent plan competition whcih assists it to become the dominant species. Its leaves are inflammable so its litter of leaves will ignite destroying all living things - soil carbon, soil biota, animals, plants and, of course, us..."
Has anyone read it? What do you guys think about this "hot" topic?