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Wildfires on Angel Island Occurred Only After Removing 93% of the Eucalyptus
Angel Island in Wikipedia

Wildfires on Angel Island after removing 93% of eucalyptus      web

webhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_Island_%28California%29
doc-titleAngel Island (California)
publicationWikipedia
quoteIn the 1980s, California State Parks undertook environmental studies to remove most of the Eucalyptus from [Angel Island] ... Eucalyptus were removed from 80 acres between 1990 and 1997, and nursery-grown native plants were planted in the cleared areas. Six acres of historically significant eucalyptus trees were retained. ... On October 12, 2008 ... a fire visible from all around the San Francisco Bay broke out on the island ... 380 of the island's 740 acres (300 ha) were burned in the fire. ... In portions of the evergreen woodlands, the fire burned through quickly, consuming the understory, but leaving the trees mostly undamaged. ... Prior fires include one in 2005 that burned 25 acres (10 ha), and a smaller 2-3-acre blaze in 2004.
date2015-08-17
sourceAngel Island (California) in Wikipedia

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