plantation: Bore, Kenya
Type of foliage:
Life expectancy: 100 years
Total weight of CO2 captured: 375 Kg
Height: 17 m
Eucalytus or Blue Gum as it is called in Kenya is known as a tree that can endure drought very well. It has a very deep root system so can search out water from deep levels in the soil. This can be a problem if the tree is planted in the wrong place so care needs to be taken in selecting where to plant it. It is a very fast growing tree and produces a hard timber that is great for construction. making doors etc.