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We have a Eucalyptus tree that is doing ok. A young tree approx 2 yrs old. We have staked the bottom as it was getting tall and bending. Now is has grown this year approx 3' and is now leaning over and bending very low. Do we leave it to try and develop itself or do we stake the top half as we are worried it may bend and brake.Very windy where we live. We transplanted it this year and it seems to love the Dorset soil.Thanks



Your tree will never straighten up, put in a new stake with 4 or 5 ties.

2 Jan, 2009


Hi Boopcoltz,
What kind of a Eucalyptus is it? I hope its not near any buildings. We planted one which proceeded to uproot our front wall so it had to go. They grow very fast nomally and can reach 20 metres or more.

2 Jan, 2009


and they can fall over

3 Jan, 2009


I suggest you cut it back to where trunk is straight and let it make new stem, by selecting best new shoot and removing the others. They are very prone to blowing over and often need three toppings to ensure good grip by the roots.

6 Jan, 2009


sounds good

6 Jan, 2009

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