Twenty-five years ago Gribin Isaf was made up of sheep fields. Many trees were then planted but in order to get quick results Eucalyptus was included!
Now, some of them tower over everything
their swaying silver tops a beacon visible from far away.
But, as the RHS notes, the species is prone to windrock – not ideal for 900 feet up a Welsh hillside:
Unlike any native tree, Eucalyptus adds a layer of bark every year and the outermost layer dies and is shed adding fascinating sights to our surroundings: