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Hosp Grove Trail Professional Review and Guide
"For better or worse, eucalyptus trees from Australia have become a major component of San Diego County’s contemporary “urban forest.” More than a century ago, in locales such as the University of California–San Diego campus, Rancho Santa Fe, Scripps Ranch, and coastal North County, tall varieties of eucalyptus were planted in a misguided effort to produce wood for railroad ties. These trees largely escaped the ax after it was discovered that the wood from these eucalyptus species cracks and splits too easily for use as lumber. Eucalyptus trees young and old still drape some hillsides just east of I-5, and above Buena Vista Lagoon in Carlsbad, at a place called Hosp Grove."
--Jerry Schad, Afoot & Afield: San Diego County (Wilderness Press).
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