Source: California Invasive Plant Council
URL of this page: http://www.cal-ipc.org/ip/management/plant_profiles/Eucalyptus_globulus.php
Eucalyptus globulus (Tasmanian blue gum)
Eucalyptus globulus (Tasmanian blue gum) is a tree (family Myrtaceae) found throughout California, but has primarily escaped to become invasive along the coast from northern to southern California. Native plants are unable to grow underneath groves of eucalyptus. This has been attributed to either the thick litter layer that can develop, or perhaps an allelopathic effect.
Cal-IPC Inventory rating: Moderate
Cal-IPC Resources on Eucalyptus globulus
- California Invasive Plant Inventory Plant Assessment Form - (Reassment in progress.) Information gathered by Cal-IPC on the impacts, rate of spread, and distribution of invasive plants in California. Does not include management information.
- CalWeedMapper - Statewide maps, climate models, and reports.
- Species account from Invasive Plants of California's Wildlands - Includes biology and management information.
- Cal-IPC News - Articles from our quarterly newsletter. Each issue is available as a pdf. List of articles on Eucalyptus globulus.
- Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings - Presentations and papers from our annual Symposium.List of articles on Eucalyptus globulus.
- Weed Worker's Handbook (pdf) - Includes reproduction factors and treatment options as a pdf.
- Don't Plant a Pest! - Select your region to find non-invasive alternatives to ornamental species. Also see our statewide brochure on trees.
Cal-IPC News Articles
- O'Rourke, B. and J. Horenstein (2009). Tackling invasive plants on California Sept. of Fish & Game lands. Cal-IPC News. 17: 12.
- Burkhart, B. and M. Kelly (2005). Which weeds dominate southern California urban riparian systems? Cal-IPC News. 13: 4-5,12.
- Cole, K. and N. Molinari (2004). Teaching weeds: California university invasive plant programs. Cal-IPC News. 12: 11.
- Hayes, G. (2004). The ecology and impacts of blue gum Eucalyptus in coastal California. Cal-IPC News. 12: 14.
- (1999). Richmond weed abatement ordinance. CalEPPC News. 7: 10.
- Warner, P. (1998). CalEPPC Symposium '97. CalEPPC News. 6: 6-8.
- Kelly, M. (1997). Lessons from the front: Taking stock to avoid surprises. CalEPPC NEWS. 5: 4-7.
- Griffith, Q. (1995). Marin supervisors establish policy against non-natives. CalEPPC News. 3: 11.
- (1994). Exotic pest plants of greatest ecological concern in California September 1994. CalEPPC News. 2: 10.
- (1993). California Exotic Pest Plant Council draft list exotic plants of greatest concern October 1993. CalEPPC News. 1: 6.
Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings
- DiTomaso, J., A. Stanton, et al. (2005). Invasive Plant Inventory ("weed list") working group. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2005. Chico, CA.
- Horowitz, M. (2003). Alternatives to chemical stump treatment of Acacia dealbeta. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2003. Kings Beach, CA.
- Hunter, J. C., J. C. Sterling, et al. (2003). The abundance and distribution of non-native woody species in Sacramento Valley riparian zones. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2003. Kings Beach, CA.
- Archbald, G. (1998). Mechanical control methods: beyond weed bashing. California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium '98. Ontario, CA.
- Boyd, D. (1997). Eucapyptus removal on Angel Island. California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium '97. Concord, CA.
Other Resources on Eucalyptus globulus
- USDA PLANTS database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.
- Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from the UC Berkeley Jepson Herbarium.
- CalFlora - Distribution information by county based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.
- The Nature Conservancy Management Summary - Information compiled by TNC land managers. Photos included for some species.
- CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.