Mark Wilkinson markw at
Wed Nov 6 14:49:21 EST 1996

In article <Pine.A32.3.91.961103203152.28199A-100000 at>,
   Shannon E Toshach <stoshach at> wrote:
<>From: Shannon E Toshach <stoshach at>
<>Newsgroups: bionet.plants
<>Subject: Eucalyptus
<>Date: Sun, 3 Nov 1996 20:33:12 -0800
<>Organization: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
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<>Why would the branches of a eucalyptus tree point down rather than up?
<>Shannon Toshach
<>stoshach at
<>The freshmen bring a little knowledge in and the seniors take none out, 
<>so it accumulates through the years." -A.L.Lowell
I think because this will let the leaves hang downwards so in the mid-day sun 
the leaves are not getting the full brunt of the sun and thus will not heat up 
as much and thus save water due to less transpiration

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