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Can I use eucalyptus for hugelbeds?

 
Richard Huffmon
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Howdy, My neighbor has about 500 cubic feet of eucalyptus that is weathering away. So, I was wondering if this wood might make a good base for a hugelkultur bed? Does anyone know? Thanks to anyone who replies. Richard Huffmon
 
Elliot Everett
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Location: Coastal Uruguay. Wet winters, hot and dry summers. 1000 mm annual rain.
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Absolutely! I have made several hugels with eucs and they all have worked out nicely. My most recent project was a "cinder hugel": a raised garden bed made from cinder blocks stacked 2 high with euc logs at the bottom and in the cores (holes in the blocks). Go for it!
 
Richard Huffmon
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Thanks Everett, Now all I need to do is convince my neighbor it is a good idea. I think a hugel bed is a good idea because it will provide a place to grow perennials, sequester carbon, reduce the piles of waste in the yard, and become a solution rather than a problem. I have some maple I would add into the pile too!.
 
I agree. Here's the link: https://richsoil.com/wood-heat.jsp
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