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crook280
Dec 20, 2015 3:24 PM CST
I have acquired about 2000 seedlings. Is anyone interested? I'll probably use about 300 or so. I also have some eucalyptus seedlings too, maybe like 150 or so.
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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Mindy03
Dec 20, 2015 7:16 PM CST
Does the eucalyptus grow in zone 6 ?

crook280
Dec 21, 2015 8:43 PM CST
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eucalyptus_benthamii
Name: Jaime N.
Las Vegas, NV (Zone 9a)
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Kjnorris918
Dec 22, 2015 11:53 AM CST
What are you asking in exchange for the eucalyptus seeds? Thank you.
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Name: Suga
Coastal South Carolina (Zone 8b)
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Suga
Dec 27, 2015 10:19 PM CST
I would love some eucalyptus seed. Sending you a tree mail
Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
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Mutisia
Dec 29, 2015 10:18 PM CST
Please do some research before planting Eucalyptus in your garden.

I think it is a general rule for all Eucalyptus species: they have very shallow root system. In a country with tornados, they should not be allowed in gardens. We have no tornados here, but nobody plants Eucalyptus trees in their gardens, nor on city landscaping, etc. - only on plantations (used mainly for wood stoves and for short fibre pulp production).

I learned this many years ago, when I worked in a Pulp Mill and complained that some really old trees (looked healthy!) were eliminated by the roadside not far from my home. It was done for our safety *Blush* The area was extremely rainy and coastal (lots of strong winds).

Of course, you can keep them shrub-size (but this would mean to mutilate the trees) and would permanently obtain the silver coloured leaves typical to their young stage, but even if I had a large farm but lived in an area where tornados are likely, I would think of growing something different than a Eucalyptus plantation.
Name: Suga
Coastal South Carolina (Zone 8b)
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Suga
Dec 29, 2015 10:30 PM CST
Thank you for your input. I live in SC and have had a eucalyptus tree before. I know they are shallow root trees. I live in a large 3 plus acre yard and so have plenty of room. I mainly enjoy the fresh smell of the leaves, but not to worry. It seems I live to far for these seedling trees to make the trip to me. Unfortunately. I have seen several trees in yards around here though so they must do well. Sighing! Thank You!
Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
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Mutisia
Dec 29, 2015 10:57 PM CST
Where I lived in an apartment in the big city before moving to the countryside 7 years ago, the neighbours had Eucalyptus trees, but kept them trimmed down after our Administration talked to them (I was not involved).

There are a few farms here that grow them (sold for heating/cooking purposes), but this year I have observed the trees close to the road have all been brought down - I suppose it was a request from our local authorities. One of our main (if not THE MAIN) problems here is that everytime we have some rain or stormy wind, either branches or a full trees fall, shutting our electrical power down for hours (cables are linked on posts at the roadside).

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