Environment: Schmoo Tree

It gives food and fuel

With a tall, slender trunk and a ragged umbrella of drooping green leaves, it looks like a mimosa. But the tropical Leucaena leucocephala is a bit different from other trees: in tropical climates it grows as high as 65 ft. in five years. That makes it a prime candidate for reforestation projects in overlumbered and wood-short Third World countries. The tree is also sort of a botanical schmoo;* undemanding itself, it provides a bountiful array of foods and fuels.

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