Eucalyptus Grove

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Located here: Grinnell Natural Area


This grove, planted more than a century ago on the north bank of Strawberry Creek, began life as a windbreak for a running track located where the Life Sciences Addition now stands. The blue gum eucalyptus, some reaching nearly 200 feet high, are thought to be the tallest stand of hardwood trees in North America. Across Strawberry Creek to the south lies the Grinnell Natural Area, where stands of redwood, Monterey pine and coast live oak give an idea of what this land looked like before the arrival of campus. It is named for the first director of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, professor Joseph Grinnell.