Elm Savers


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.

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General Overview

Pests and Diseases

  • Elm Leaf Spot

    Elm leaf Spot a widespread damaging and defoliating fungal disease that affects Weeping, Golden and English elms.

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  • 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.

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  • Moreton Bay Fig Psyllid Treatments

    Moreton Bay Fig Psyllid mycopsylla fici can cause significant damage and defoliation primarily in Moreton Bay Figs (Ficus Macrophylla) and less so in Port Jackson Fig (ficus rubiginosa)

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  • Mulberry Leaf Spot

    A common leaf disorder affecting fruiting and ornamental mulberries, the inital symptoms of this disease are small dark spots in early Spring that gradually increase in size through the growing season.

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  • Ash Whitefly

    This small white sap sucking insect, known as the Ash Whitefly, is causing leaf damage in Golden and Claret Ash trees.

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  • Birch Leaf Spot

    Birch Leaf Spot is a foilar leaf disease that affects Birch, Aspen and Cottonwood trees and other members of the Betulaceae family.

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  • 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.

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  • Oak Aphid and Powdery Mildew

    Oak aphids are small yellow elliptical insects that congregate on the leaf underside, they are also found on soft stems and young tip growth.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Plane Tree Anthracnose

    Plane Tree Anthracnose is a fungal disease that affects Platanus species worldwide, it causes foliar and twig damage in early and mid season.

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  • Maple Treatments for Fruit Tree Borer

    Trees need to be treated to avoid disfigurement and damage of the tree to the point of removal.

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  • Mite Flare Infestation in Elm Trees

    Mite infestation or "Mite Flare" is caused by using older insecticides such as imidacloprid. It is a problem with both soil and tree injection. Mites are not insects and this insecticide is well known to cause an increase in mite fertility (fecundity).

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Treatment and Control

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