These pictures were
given to me by Sandy Lowder in Dec. 2000.
Taken from Bureau
of Forestry USDA, Bulletin No. 35.
in the U.S. Published 1902,1903".
Looks like Lincoln
Park experimented with Eucalyptus trees for use in parks.
were grown for its fast growth and shade.
Pictures were taken
Today these trees
are dying off from a new pest, the Lerp Psyllid.
They cause these
trees to defoliate five to seven times weakening them.
So far 50% of the
infected trees have died.
30,000 more trees
will die in 2001 in the city parks.
One of the oldest trees in Lincoln Park.
- The mighty Oak tree.
If this tree could talk! Check out the
This tree is located by the baseball field.