Eucalyptus Tree
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What is the reason behind the lowering of oil percentage in eucalyptus leaf?

Zone eucalyptus | Athira added on June 1, 2013 | Answered

What is the reason behind the lowering of oil percentage in eucalyptus leaf?

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Heather
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Answered on June 2, 2013

It may also be because these trees, due to their high oil and dry nature, are very flammable. You can find accounts of these trees going up like torches during forest fires.

Reducing the oil content would reduce its flammability.

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AnnsGreeneHaus
Answered on June 1, 2013

Maybe so it won't smell as strong...?

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