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Eucalyptus tree leaves turning brown and dropping?

Discussion in 'Trees' started by melanie93, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. melanie93

    melanie93 Apprentice Gardener

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    IMG_9508.JPG Hi, I'm new to the world of gardening moving into my first home with a garden in march. I have a tall established eucalyptus tree in the back garden. I've noticed the leaves are turning an orangey-brown colour and starting to drop. Does this mean the tree has a disease or is it because of the heat? Or something else? Thanks Mel ☺️
     
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    Marley Farley Affable Admin! Staff Member

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    Well I am not sure but if it is just odd branches of leaves dying I would tend to think weather as they can stress in the heat... They are very susceptible to wind burn and scotching..
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    I think it just might be natural leaf loss.
    All evergreens drop leaves, but tend to do it at different times to deciduous trees, they stay evergreen but still have a leaf change.

    The bark dropping of Gum trees is also something that happens.
     
  4. melanie93

    melanie93 Apprentice Gardener

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    Thanks for the replies. Leaf dropping seems to have calmed down since I posted. So fingers crossed it will be okay!
     
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