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.
Small tree - Water gums can be used in both private gardens, for their high ornamental qualities, and in public landscaping. They are commonly used as street trees because of their pollution tolerance.
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
Small Tree - A hardy, fast growing, small to medium evergreen tree with attractive, pale green foliage that many councils consider as an excellent street tree as it does not have invasive roots.
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.
A new exotic plant pest "Uredo mangelii" (Myrtle Rust) has been detected in the Central Coast region of NSW.
PLEASE BE ALERT FOR ANY SIGNS OF THIS DISEASE
To report suspect cases of Myrlte Rust please call the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline: 1800 084 881
Small tree - A great feature of this species is the flowers and fruits. The fruits attract birds like the Regent Bowerbird that collect them for their blue colour. Other birds that eat these fruits are Wonga Pigeons and Crimson Rosellas.
The development of our new Ecology, Bushfire and Landscaping divisions will provide the following services. Flora and Fauna Surveys, Bushfire Reports, Ecological Impact Statements, Landscape Design and implementation.
Small Tree - Backhousia citriodora is small and excellent feature tree with its profuse flowering, fragrance and use for cooking.