Eucalyptus botryoides Sm.
Trans.Linn.Soc.London,Bot. 3:286 (1797)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 13 September 1999

Tree, to 25(-40) m high, bark fibrous or flaky-fibrous. Growing around the edges of winter-wet swamps.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Perth, Warren.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Denmark, Kalamunda, Waroona.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)
Kate Brown and Karen Bettink, Thursday 21 December 2017

General Biology. Growth form. Tree. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Wind. Vegetative regeneration strategy. Resprouts from lignotuber and epicormic buds. Woody structure. diffuse porous. Seedbank persistence. Short, days-1 year. Fire response. Will resprout from epicormic buds and lignotuber following fire. Prolific germination of seed will also follow fire.

Additional information. Origin. South eastern Australia. History of use/introduction. Garden escape, restoration plantings.

Suggested method of management and control. Hand pull or dig out seedlings or smaller saplings, ensuring removal of all roots. For mature trees or for saplings too big to hand pull apply 250 ml Access® in 15 L of diesel to basal 50 cm of trunk (‘basal bark’) or cut and paint the cut stump immediately with 100% glyphosate or drill and fill with 50% glyphosate. For any re sprouting foliar spray with 1.5 % glyphosate or 4mL/1L triclopyr. Alternatively cut down the tree then remove the stumps to a depth of 300 mm below ground level to prevent re-sprouting. Read the manufacturers' labels and material safety data sheets before using herbicides. For further information consult the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to determine the status of permits for your situation or state.

Management Calendar

Calendar Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Comments
Flowering Y Y Y Y O             O  
Optimum Treatment O O O O O O O O O O O O  

Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.

 

References

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  • Hussey, B.M.J., Keighery, G.J., Dodd, J., Lloyd, S.G. & Cousens, R.D. (2007) Western Weeds. A guide to the weeds of Western Australia. 2nd Edition. The Plant Protection Society of Western Australia, Victoria Park.
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  • Navie, S. & Adkins, S. (2008) Environmental Weeds of Australia, An interactive identification and information resource for over 1000 invasive plants. Centre for Biological Information Technology, The University of Queensland.
  • Radho-Toly, S., Majer, J.D. & Yates, C. (2001) Impact of fire on leaf nutrients, arthropod fauna and herbivory of native and exotic eucalypts in Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia. Austral Ecology, 26 (5): 500-506.

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