A few years ago my good friend Frank Eddy planted a Eucalyptus nicholii in front of his house in the Mission. His plan: to make it look like on of the trees from Dr Seuss’s The Lorax. Kinda like a poodle. Kinda surreal.
So we’re doing a little experiment with tree shaping. Fun. Today, step one, we laid out the basic structure: several short lateral limbs, like lion tails. Six months from they should sucker out and we should get a little more poof. They grow very quickly.