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Eucalyptus tress are some of the tallest in the world. They don’t like cold. The bark is usually peeling off in loose stringy or papery strips. Young leaves are often blue-grey on square stems. Mature leaves are shiny, very thin green ovals on round stems. Creamy white flowers, sometimes pink. Leaves can be made into tea or steam distilled to extract oil, which is a powerful antiseptic used to treat gum disease, burns, insect repellant. The essential oil, breathed in a steam, will help clear the nasal passages, as will the steam from boiling the leaves. A small drop on the tongue eases nausea. Oil-soaked cloths placed in cabinets and closets keeps roaches and insects away. Originally from Australia, this fast-growing invasive tree is taking over southern California.
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The Phoracantha bark beetle species continue to have an impact on eucalyptus species including blue gum, especially in Southern California.
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ABC said Australian Bluegum Plantations and South West Fibre, a log processing and woodchip exporting joint venture in Victoria that is partly owned by a subsidiary of Japan's Mitsui & Co., plan to export some 1.2 million tons of blue gum logs and woodchips a year to Japan and China.
Highly refractory hardwood species, such as messmate, stringybark, and blue gum, achieve increases in uptake of water-based preservative by a factor ranging from 8 to 14 following MW modification using an applied MW energy of 570 to 850 MJ/[m.sup.3] (158 to 236 kWh/[m.sup.3]; Torgovnikov and Vinden 2009).
The company, through a subsidiary, Etruscan Diamonds (Pty) Ltd., is currently assessing various options for the Blue Gum Diamond Project including possible alternatives for financing to provide sustaining capital for operations or a potential temporary suspension of production until the current low market conditions improve.
I've experimented with large tree varieties such as mango, cashew and Tasmanian blue gum eucalyptus, and I have been growing them in 10 to 15 gallon plastic pots with the bottoms cut out.
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Japan's predilection for plantation eucalypt fiber (and Blue Gum in particular) and their declining interest in sourcing imports from natural forests has seen major Japanese pulp and paper companies develop the majority of their chip plantation projects in Australia, which currently amount to 109,000 hectares.
Blue Gum Ears also impressed the judges for their energetic and original performance.
The joint venture, Adelaide Blue Gum Pty Ltd., will be set up this month and owned 35% by Mitsubishi Paper, 15% by Hokuetsu Paper and 10% each by other five firms.