Native to parts of Australia and Tasmania, the eucalyptus is a hardy, aromatic and ornamental tree. A variety of uses make eucalyptus a popular tree, including providing firewood, distilling its oil for aromatherapy and medical use, providing shade in sunny landscapes. Drying eucalyptus leaves is an easy task.
Cut the desired number of eucalyptus spikes from your tree. Make sure to use extra-sharp scissors to cut the thin spikes covered in leaves.
Gather the spikes and line them up so that the stem ends match up evenly.
Wrap and tie a 12-inch length of twine around the ends of the stems to keep the spikes bound together.
Tie the other end of the twine to a tree branch, clothesline or a hook on your front or back porch.
Allow the eucalyptus spikes to hang-dry for approximately two weeks. The eucalyptus leaves will darken slightly but stay intact and retain the camphorous scent of the eucalyptus tree.