Naturally Trees

What pest or disease is that?

  • Fig Leaf Beetle


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    The Fig Leaf beetle defoliates Port Jackson figs (Ficus rubiginosa) at a rapid rate.


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  • Lantana Bug


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    The bug was first noticed on Fiddlewood’s (Citharexylum spinosum) about three years ago but populations were very low. In the last year populations have greatly increased, and have caused extensive damage to some trees.


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  • Scale Insects


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    Scale insects are often seen in plague proportions as they feed on sap, drawn directly from the plant's vascular system. They can be found on the stems and mid-rib of soft leaves


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  • Wood Decay and Bracket Fungi


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    These wood-decaying fungi produce very distinctive shelf-like fruiting structures or brackets. They are most commonly found on stumps or near the base of living trees, often at the site of an old wound.


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  • Sycamore Lace Bug - Plane Trees


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    The Sycamore lace bug is native is a pest of Plane trees, otherwise known as Sycamore trees. This pest was introduced into NSW in 2006. These bugs prefer to feed on plane trees (Platanus spp. especially Platanus occidentalis).  Infestation occurs largely within the Sydney basin, but is becoming more widespread.


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  • Winter Bronzing Bug (Thaumasticoris sp.)


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    Winter bronzing bug infestations cause detrimental impacts to trees however preventative control is possible through tree injectable insecticide.


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  • Armillaria root rot


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    Armillaria root rot has a wide host range and can be found on over 250 plant species including Eucalypts, Wattles and numerous introduced trees and shrubs.  This fungi can have detrimental affects to infected trees.


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