Eucalyptus Tree
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Eucalyptus

Zone Wiltshire UK clay soil | Anonymous added on March 16, 2016 | Answered

We had a tree that died a couple of years ago. We removed most but left the lower large trunk which we recently removed to make into a garden bench. We would like to know the best way to look after the bench now that it is cut to shape. It is very rustic and is just a bit of fun for our grandchildren. What do you suggest we use to try and preserve the wood etc whilst not endangering the children with chemicals? We have also noted a large amount of fungi on the ground around the stump and with a yard or so. Do we need to control this fungi and if so with what. It is very yellowy mushroom like to look at. Your comments would be appreciated. Jacquie

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on March 17, 2016

For pointers on the care of eucalyptus furniture, visit the following link:
https://www.ehow.com/how_6537239_care-eucalyptus-wood.html

Do you have a photo of the fungus that you can share? My best guess at this time is that it is a sulfur fungus - you can view a photo at the following link and let me know if that is indeed your fungi:

http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74109.html

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