Plant ID forum: Tree ID

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Name: Pia-Louise
Romford, U.K. (Zone 8b)

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PiaLouiseSourvi
Jul 4, 2015 9:35 AM CST
I'm looking for eucalyptus trees to feed the leaves to my stick insects.
I've heard we do have them in the UK, different varieties.
Is this one of those?

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bamira
Jul 4, 2015 9:45 AM CST
maybe Salix alba
White Willow (Salix alba)
or a similar species

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bamira
Jul 4, 2015 9:57 AM CST
the eucalyptus trees that may be in the UK I tip my hat to you.
http://hardy-eucalyptus.com/
http://kingsbarntrees.co.uk/
http://www.jungleseeds.com/SeedShop/Eucalyptus.htm
http://www.blueram.net/eucalyptus/indepthguide/eucalyptushis...
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Frillylily
Jul 4, 2015 11:23 AM CST
I think eucalyptus trees would have an herby medicinal scent when the leaves are crushed?
If so that could help in id

Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Jul 4, 2015 11:47 AM CST
Looks like Salix to me. Stick a sprig in water and see how fast it roots...

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bamira
Jul 4, 2015 12:05 PM CST
pardalinum said:Looks like Salix to me. Stick a sprig in water and see how fast it roots...

not only that it looks like a willow,
It is definitely a willow Hilarious!
Name: Pia-Louise
Romford, U.K. (Zone 8b)

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PiaLouiseSourvi
Jul 9, 2015 6:54 PM CST
Is this a eucalyptus?!
Went hunting around town and I finally think this is one!

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Frillylily
Jul 9, 2015 9:40 PM CST
https://www.google.com/search?q=eucalyptus&biw=1680&bih=939&...

do the leaves have a strong scent when crushed?

Name: Pia-Louise
Romford, U.K. (Zone 8b)

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PiaLouiseSourvi
Jul 10, 2015 3:19 AM CST
Smells a bit minty I suppose is the only way to describe it. They do smell when broken up
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bamira
Jul 10, 2015 5:18 AM CST
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Frillylily
Jul 10, 2015 9:51 AM CST
I think you probably have eucalyptus. If I understand right, it should have a scent similar to that.
Do you have a park or zoo? some place like that where you can take a piece of it? Staff at a place like that would be able to ID if more positively than just here by pic. Just toss it in w the insects, if they eat it, ok, if not, ok (?)
won't they eat what they need?

Name: Pia-Louise
Romford, U.K. (Zone 8b)

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PiaLouiseSourvi
Jul 10, 2015 6:06 PM CST
Seems like that's the best idea. There's no zoos around I'm in a completely urban area! But the insects have bramble, oak and rose so I suppose it would not hurt to add it and see what happens. I have lots of eggs so even if something bad happens I've got more Smiling thank you everybody xx
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Gleni
Aug 21, 2015 3:14 AM CST
It doesn't look like an eucalypt - but goodness there are 100s of species and several unnamed ones.

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