Re: sick looking E blakelyi

To: "Margaret Leggoe" <>
Subject: Re: sick looking E blakelyi
From: "Peter Ormay" <>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 10:23:25 +1000
Hi Margaret,
I have a message to contact you about spraying at Callumbrae that may be affecting E blakelyi seedlings/saplings. I thought others might be interested in my thoughts.  
E blakelyi look sick most of the year due to lerps but seem to be unaffected by it as they grow each year and are the dominant tree in the woodland areas around Canberra. They put on a flush of green growth each summer for about a month (I don't remember which month) but soon acquire the same redish look that they usually have around here. I've watched them go through the cycle for over 30 years. 
E blakelyi were originally planted along the median strip on Northbourne Av but always looked sick. Spraying them repeatedly was not an option so they were replaced with River Peppermint E elata about 20 years ago which thrive in the environment with the added water and look great.
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