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The forest trees consisted of imported timbers from America, Australia and North Africa. The trees that shaded the garden around the house were stinkwood, swamp mahogany, loquats, imbuia, jacaranda from South America, cypress from the Himalayas, and a camphor tree from Japan. Fuchs brought several saplings of forest trees and shrubs indigenous to Europe. The abundance of fruit trees and shrubs were endless as explains: “Irrigation canals, bordered with hedges of quince, pear, apple, plum and peach, criss-crossed the lands.” To imagine such a landscape where most of the trees bear fruit makes one think that Nellmapius created a Garden of Eden for himself and his family. The farm became an “investment and experimental” for Nellmapius.

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