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Jul 4, 2015 9:35 AM CST
Name: Pia-Louise
Romford, U.K. (Zone 8b)

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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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Jul 4, 2015 9:45 AM CST

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maybe Salix alba
White Willow (Salix alba)
or a similar species
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Jul 4, 2015 11:23 AM CST
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I think eucalyptus trees would have an herby medicinal scent when the leaves are crushed?
If so that could help in id
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Jul 4, 2015 11:47 AM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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Looks like Salix to me. Stick a sprig in water and see how fast it roots...
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Jul 4, 2015 12:05 PM CST

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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!
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Jul 9, 2015 6:54 PM CST
Name: Pia-Louise
Romford, U.K. (Zone 8b)

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Is this a eucalyptus?!
Went hunting around town and I finally think this is one!

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Jul 9, 2015 9:40 PM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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do the leaves have a strong scent when crushed?
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Jul 10, 2015 3:19 AM CST
Name: Pia-Louise
Romford, U.K. (Zone 8b)

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Smells a bit minty I suppose is the only way to describe it. They do smell when broken up
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Jul 10, 2015 5:18 AM CST

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Jul 10, 2015 9:51 AM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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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?
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Jul 10, 2015 6:06 PM CST
Name: Pia-Louise
Romford, U.K. (Zone 8b)

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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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Aug 21, 2015 3:14 AM CST
Name: Glen Ingram
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It doesn't look like an eucalypt - but goodness there are 100s of species and several unnamed ones.
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