Eucalyptus — Bahirzaf

Plantations of eucalyptus spread from the capital to other growing urban centers such as Debre Marqos. Pankhurst reports that the most common species found in Addis Ababa in the mid-1960s was E. globulus, although he also found E. melliodora and E. rostrata in significant numbers. David Buxton, writing of central Ethiopia in the mid-1940s, observed that eucalyptus trees “have become an integral — and a pleasing — element in the Shoan landscape and has largely displaced the slow-growing native ‘cedar’ Juniperus procera).”


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