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My Garden (Eucalyptus tree getting too big)

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Bodd, 26 Sep 2019.

  1. Bodd

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    If I have a problem I know someone on here will have the answer.

    I have a big Eucalyptus tree in my Garden. It Humongous the routes have tipped the bottom path upIm worried its going to reach the house or even the neighbour behind.

    What Can I do???
     
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    I also have a Tadpole in the pond thats body is as big as my Thumb nail. All he's brothers and sisters have grown up and left home a couple of months ago. This little chap has barley got back legs.

    Do I have a mutant.?
     
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    TIMBER!!:)
     
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    Will that stop the routes growing
     
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    Yes Just paint glyphosate over the cut stump especially around the cambium area. At this time of year trees start to suck back to the roots so take poision down more redily.
     
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    Sometimes they can overwinter so can get quite large
     
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    At the moment I'd say it's 20 + meters high. It I cut it down to say 3 meters and let to Bush out and control it. Would the routes still keep spreading
     
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    How far is it from the house?

    It prob needs to be 10 metres away to be totall outside the zone of influence of the house foundation - although diff trees have differing levels of root spread and water take up.

    Reducing canopy does reduce root spread -but Im not sure if it will shoot from old wood
     
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    I was taught that a good rule of thumb is that the roots spread as wide as the tree is tall. Dunno if true for all, or at all.
     
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    It is indeed.
     
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    I'm with the tree on this. You should move the house.
     
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    No - trees will grow again, moving a house will mean a lot more wood is needed, and you'll probably need to burn some of it.

    Chop it down, use it as firewood in a wood burner, and plant something more manageable, ideally a native species, in its place.
     
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