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On 02/06/2014 at 14:15, Marko said:

A few photos taken this morning

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Interested in doing something similar.  Hows it going 4 years on?

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Thanks for the update, it would also be good to see the new growth the euc manages to produce after being cut. How do you rate the euc as a firewood?

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This is a great thread. Really sad to see the amount of ash that has been grown, as no doubt it's now dead.

 

We're going to be planting 2.2 acres with eucalyptus nitens in spring, which I intend to intesively manage to maximise yield. The field is at 110m ASL, south facing, flat and gently sloping, sandy ground, well drained.

 

I'm extremely interested to see what kind of growth rate we'll get. 10-12m at 4 years old seems doable. We'll fertilise before planting too.

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5 minutes ago, Big J said:

This is a great thread. Really sad to see the amount of ash that has been grown, as no doubt it's now dead.

 

We're going to be planting 2.2 acres with eucalyptus nitens in spring, which I intend to intesively manage to maximise yield. The field is at 110m ASL, south facing, flat and gently sloping, sandy ground, well drained.

 

I'm extremely interested to see what kind of growth rate we'll get. 10-12m at 4 years old seems doable. We'll fertilise before planting too.

Sounds a tidy little project,be interesting to see how it goes

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1 minute ago, gary112 said:

Sounds a tidy little project,be interesting to see how it goes

We're buying a house in spring and it has a 3.2 acre paddock with it, so it'll be a long term project for us.

 

Separately, I've got a clearfell do to in May on a site close by, but with wetter, richer soil. I'm recommending E. Nitens for that as well, as the poplar that's on it has grown huge and it'll be interesting to contrast the two sites, which are geographically close but have different conditions. That site is 6.5 acres.

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23 minutes ago, Big J said:

This is a great thread. Really sad to see the amount of ash that has been grown, as no doubt it's now dead.

 

We're going to be planting 2.2 acres with eucalyptus nitens in spring, which I intend to intesively manage to maximise yield. The field is at 110m ASL, south facing, flat and gently sloping, sandy ground, well drained.

 

I'm extremely interested to see what kind of growth rate we'll get. 10-12m at 4 years old seems doable. We'll fertilise before planting too.

Interesting project. If you've not already I would recommend a read of this paper: The potential for Eucalyptus as a wood fuel in the UK (Leslie et. al., 2014).

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2 minutes ago, Lucan said:

Interesting project. If you've not already I would recommend a read of this paper: The potential for Eucalyptus as a wood fuel in the UK (Leslie et. al., 2014).

Ooh, that's expensive! But thanks for the link.

 

I've been chatting to Bryan Elliot of Devon Forestry Consultants about E. Nitens. He lives and breathes Eucalyptus, by all account.

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Marks Hall in Essex has a really interesting eucalyptus arboretum if you’re ever in the area.

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