Recently, I asked Martin, an Australian friend of mine to write in his blog about how Australian Pines might be used here in the Bahamas. The Australian Pines, or "Casuarinas" have the reputation of being "invasive plants", rather unmanageable and growing everywhere, with and without permission, thus being largely viewed in the Bahamas and in Florida as giant weeds.
He replied with some very thoughtful commentary. Here is what he said:
Thank you, Martin, for your thoughtful remarks.
Let's see if we can't get some additional good ideas about how to manage and use these pines from both sides of the world.