ELM LEAF BEETLE MANAGEMENT
Cut It Right Tree Service offer a range of Elm Beetle Management options across Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.
Offering the latest in tree pest and disease management options, our first solution where applicable is to provide a non chemical treatment of the area. In more serious cases where chemicals have to be applied, we will use only a fully qualified arborist with chemical application certification.
Elm Beetle Control
Elm beetle infestation has many varying factors from the season to the tree size and location. The Elm beetle in severe cases will completely defoliate an elm tree, impact its growth and ultimately lead to the tree dying. However a short period of damage from the Elm Beetle is very unlikely to kill the host tree, unless there are other significant contributing factors.
If you are considering having your tree treated it is worthwhile discussing with your neighbours (who own Elm trees) if they would like to have theirs treated at the same time as there are reasonable savings available when nearby trees are treated at one visit.
Our professionally applied treatments include:
Trunk injection with Imidacloprid* is considered to be the most effective and environmentally sound option. The insecticide is injected directly into the trunk of the tree. The tree transports the chemical to the leaves where it kills the beetles. Tree trunks must be = 200mm diameter.
Soil injection (Soil and trunk injections typically remain effective for 2- 3 years.)
Soil injection with Imidacloprid* can be applied to trees of any diameter. Soil injection requires up to 100 L of water per tree and is not recommended when soil moisture is low. Soil injection is highly detrimental to soil flora and fauna, including earthworms and mycorrhiza. Applications near creeks and rivers or near food gardens pose particular risks for invertebrates and human health. Soil injection can be used on trees of any trunk diameter.
Foliar sprays are usually impractical due to the size of large elm trees, but might be achievable with young trees. Foliar sprays need to be applied annually.
Full a full quote contact our offices between 7am – 6pm Monday to Friday on 0415 776 062.
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