Elm Savers


Consideration for the environment and the responsible and safe treatment for pests and diseases, there are at the forefront of Elmsavers’ approach to tree and plant health


Elmsavers treats thousands of elm trees annually for Councils, Government authorities and private clients – with excellent long-term results. With almost 30 years experience in horticultural and arboricultural pest and disease control, we offer the most advanced and innovative treatment programs in the industry.

Elmsavers is licensed by the Department of Primary Industry (DPI) in four Australian states – Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and Tasmania – and is New South Wales compliant.

The three main treatments for elm leaf beetle in order of preference are:

Elmsavers primarily employs tree injection, bark stem application and canopy spraying methods to treat elm trees. We have phased out the use of soil injection treatments in favour of more eco-friendly solutions.

Your Environment

Tree injection is now regarded as “Best Practice” and the most environmentally-friendly method known. It is ideal for all environment situations and very low risk, as pesticides are internalised and sealed.

  • No residues to contaminate groundwater and bores.
  • No risk of leaching during periods of high rainfall.
  • Will not kill earthworms and other beneficial soil invertebrates.
  • Won’t affect soil biology by harming beneficial soil fungi essential for nutrient uptake.

The public perception of tree injection is positive and the treatment is scientifically proven to improve tree health and induce systemic acquired resistance.

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Elmsavers’ Steve Parton carries out tree injection on an elm tree

You can read one of our client’s comments below:

“…the micro (tree) injection technology developed by ElmSavers is the preferred method due to its superior efficacy and very low environmental risk. Public safety & legal concerns are also minimised.” – Maroondah Council.

The safer, newer systemic chemistries used by Elmsavers for Canopy spraying translocate to all new growth throughout the season. A balanced NPK plus trace elements – is incorporated with the treatment.

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Elmsavers’ Steve Parton carries out canopy spraying

Your Health & Safety

Tree injection is safe around children, pets and riparian situations, and complies with, and exceeds OH&S standards compared to conventional treatments.

Tree injection

Questions? Please visit our FAQ page

Elm Savers Factsheet
Read and download our factsheets on pests, diseases and treatment methods
  • Birch Leaf Spot Birch Leaf Spot is a foliar leaf disease that affects Birch, Aspen and Cottonwood trees and other members of the Betulaceae family.
  • Phytophthora Treatments for Eucalyptus & Other tree species Phytophthora is a serious plant disease that affects a wide range of plant species in both wild and cultivated situations.
  • Elm Leaf Spot A widespread damaging and defoliating fungal disease that affects Weeping, Golden and English elms.
  • Oak Aphid and Powdery Mildew Oak aphids are small yellow elliptical insects that congregate on the leaf underside.
  • Long Term Elm Leaf Beetle Control Employ appropriate treatments at the correct time to achieve long-term protection
  • Cypress Canker Cypress canker is a serious fungal disease that affects certain coniferous species
  • Ash Whitefly A small white sap sucking insect, causes leaf damage in Golden and Claret Ash trees.
  • Monterey Pine Aphid It is now present in all areas across Australia where pine trees are grown