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Why don't you coppice it each year to keep it within bounds?
Gambo....peace of mind assured now. A eucalyptus planted next spring will grow 6' anyway so you won't lose anything but your worry. It's not another tree biting the dust. For the record I dug up a coppiced eucalyptus some time ago that had a surprisingly large root system. I guess it was prob 10 years old.
Gambo.....If you let it grow as big as this you don't want it near your foundations, the roots are huge.
I brought this eucalyptus home on the bus in my shopping bag from the local market 30 years ago, it's now well over 60ft tall.
Yours is still small enough to move and now is the time to do it.
I planted three eucalyptus along a short boundary from my back door to give next door neighbour privacy as our house was elevated. Kept it as a small hedge around 4' or so. Just gave it a haircut every spring. Hedge is still there 15 years on and so is the house - passed it the other day!
I have one in my garden and it is the focal point of the garden,I keep trimming it so it doesnt get out of control! I would keep it.
Just gotta say, I love that name Monty.