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jimvic
Feb 7, 2015 11:21 AM CST
I recently removed a eucalyptus tree from my yard and now have a lot of "mulch" around. Can this mulch be used around citrus trees or is it harmful?
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KentPfeiffer
Feb 7, 2015 11:42 AM CST

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It should be fine. Eucalyptus trees do produce allelopathic biochemicals, but those biochemicals aren't very prevalent in the bark or trunk portions of the tree and, in any case, they leach out and degrade pretty rapidly once the tree is cut down.
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porkpal
Feb 7, 2015 11:46 AM CST
I have roses thriving under a Eucalyptus tree, mulched by its leaves.
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Dutchlady1
Feb 7, 2015 12:09 PM CST
I agree
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 10, 2015 8:59 PM CST
There is a side benefit in that bugs do not like it.
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