Don't build your home among the gum trees

Updated July 2 2021 - 2:02am, first published December 14 2019 - 12:00am

Margot Sirr (Letters, December 12) is spot-on: much as we all love gum trees, to plant them in an urban environment is sheer madness. In Portugal, where eucalypt plantations have caused immense devastation, they are called "fire trees".

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