How to look after Eucalyptus Trees
In the inital stages of growth after planting there are two main concerns, water and competition. Eucalyptus trees don't need very fertile soil or fertiliser to survive but they need water. Make sure they get enough water but don't make the mistake of drowning them or overwatering them.
If the competion for water and nutrients are 'neutralised' then the Eucalyptus tree has them all to itself. Keep the area around the Eucalyptus tree free from grass, weeds and flowers using herbicides and or mulches. Mulches are very good as they also help keep the moisture in the ground as well as keeping competition at bay.
In some areas Eucalyptus trees may come under attack from rabbits, deer and other browsing animals. Most Eucalyptus trees grow so fast that once established they quickly grow out of the reach of most animals. This does not stop the animals from ripping or stripping the bark off the trunk. There are numerous protection systems available for many different situations; it's best you choose a method to suit your circumstances and planting arrangement. Eucalyptus trees will grow better with wide and well ventilated protection rather than thin unventilated grow tubes.For much more in depth advice on Eucalyptus Aftercare you can visit our dedicated Eucalyptus website at www.eucalyptus-trees.co.uk