We are constantly updating ourselves with current pests and treatment control methods to ensure we provide the highest quality service to our customers. Please read our factsheets for information on our pests, diseases, treatment options and control methods.

Factsheets can be read or printed using Adobe’s Acrobat Reader available free at Adobe’s web site.

General Overview

Pests and Diseases

  • Fruit Tree Borer
    A serious pest is in regards to ornamental and native trees, with a preference for black wattles, it has quickly adapted to the softer and sweeter wood of exotics.
    Download the Fruit Tree Borer PDF factsheet (PDF, 2.13 Mb).
  • Mulberry Leaf Spot
    A common leaf disorder affecting fruiting and ornamental mulberries, the initial symptoms of this disease are small dark spots in early Spring that gradually increase in size through the growing season.
    Download the Mulberry Leaf Spot PDF factsheet (PDF, 535 Kb).
  • Sycamore Lace Bug
    The Sycamore lace bug is a native North American pest of Plane trees (also called Sycamore trees), introduced into NSW probably during 2006. This pest is a relative of other lace bugs, such as the azalea lace bug and the olive lace bug, which are familiar to many gardeners.
    Download the Sycamore Lace Bug PDF factsheet (PDF, 622 Kb).
  • Monterey Pine Aphid
    The Monterey Pine Aphid, a native of North America, was first recorded in Australia in March 1998 on Pinus Radiata near Canberra; it is now present in all areas across Australia where pine trees are grown.
    Download the Monterey Pine Aphid PDF factsheet (PDF, 1.04 Mb).
  • Cypress Canker
    Cypress canker is a serious fungal disease that affects certain coniferous species. This pathogen interferes with the trees vascular system eventually causing stem, branch and eventual tree death, drought and overly wet humid conditions will also exacerbate the situation.
    Download the Cypress Canker PDF factsheet (PDF, 1.76 Mb).

Treatment and Control

  • Armillaria Treatment
    Armillaria Luteobubalina is relatively easy to diagnose, its fruiting bodies and spores are distinctive. Elmsavers treatment has had a dramatic improvement with new tissue growth, healing and reduced Kino discharge.
    Download the Armillaria Treatment PDF factsheet (PDF, 466 Kb).


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