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Just posted the 2018 update on www.Rustical.co.uk

 

In summary the Eucalyptus is leaving everything else in its wake! Phenomenal growth. Its hard to beleive this was just a seed in a packet this time four years ago.

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33 minutes ago, Marko said:

Just posted the 2018 update on www.Rustical.co.uk

 

In summary the Eucalyptus is leaving everything else in its wake! Phenomenal growth. Its hard to beleive this was just a seed in a packet this time four years ago.

growing-firewood-2018-euc-omeo.jpg

Impressive.

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Anyone tried Acacia? I remember in 2005 taking one down in a town that was only 12 years old and the dbh was around 24 inches from memory! Wasn't particularly tall but had a lot of wood in it.

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4 minutes ago, Husqvarna King said:

Anyone tried Acacia? I remember in 2005 taking one down in a town that was only 12 years old and the dbh was around 24 inches from memory! Wasn't particularly tall but had a lot of wood in it.

Very good firewood, assuming you mean Robinia.

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9 minutes ago, felixthelogchopper said:

Very good firewood, assuming you mean Robinia.

Nope not Robinia, climbed those before this was totally different, mimosa type foliage from memory and smoothish bark

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2 minutes ago, Husqvarna King said:

Nope not Robinia, climbed those before this was totally different, mimosa type foliage from memory and smoothish bark

Never tried burning that. Just split a load of 3 year seasoned Robinia and that burns beautifully hot. :thumbup1:

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5 minutes ago, felixthelogchopper said:

Never tried burning that. Just split a load of 3 year seasoned Robinia and that burns beautifully hot. :thumbup1:

Yep, lots of the yellow leaved Robinia have died round here over the last 7-8 years😟

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1 minute ago, Husqvarna King said:

Yep, lots of the yellow leaved Robinia have died round hear over the last 7-8 years😟

Robinia frisia. They were the tree of choice on a lot of new builds in the 90s. The stuff I have was a couple of biggish pseudoacacia which came from a college site clearance in Erith a few years back.

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I had a few tonne of robinia pseudo. thinnings (from an fc experimental plot, along with some other oddments like tulip tree and London plane) I and my customers loved it! Also made a load of draw pegs with some of it for self supporting roof (as seen on Amazing Spaces) as it has very strong sheer strength

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Just wondering, where did you get the Omeo Gum seeds from? This country or abroad? Are they easy to germinate?

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