Eucalyptus causes much environmental damage.
When eucalyptus is planted the land is ploughed on contour, with the topsoil and any plant life literally bulldozed away. Eucalyptus plantations are “green deserts”, they exhaust the soil, out-compete other plant life, and can’t support wildlife. They dry up scarce groundwater, vital to communities in the summer, and they are highly flammable, spreading forest fires over great distances.
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