Can trees really grow to 30'-35' in 3-4

Ian Staples ianst at qdpii.ind.dpi.qld.gov.au
Tue Mar 22 03:39:16 EST 1994


I've seen a claim that _Sesbania grandiflora_ grown at a lowland site in
Hawaii reached 9 m height (i.e. 30') in 4 years.

I have grown balsa trees (_Ochroma lagopus_ according to Willis 6th ed.)
here at Mareeba (410 m alt. 17 S lat.) which got up around that height
in 4 years too.

I wouldn't want to build a house out of the timber of these species though :)

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