- Jemella in Pandanus
By the mid 1990’s a small fatid Jammella australiae, a native of Northern Australia was devestating Pandanus Palms along the Southern Coast of Queensland.
Surveys in Noosa National Park of 3200 palms showed a high correlation between fatid numbers and tree health with up to 500,000 on a single tree.
- Psyllids in Eucalypts
The problem sap sucking of Psyllid and defoliation of Eucalypts has been increasing in Australia for many years.
In 1998 The Psyllid Glycaspis brimblecombei was identified in Los Angeles County California.
- Feral Tree Control
Q.D.N.R. trial work done treating Schinus terebinthifolius along Oxley Creek an inner city waterway Brisbane, Aust. The shinus were displacing native mangroves eucalypts etc, site was a wildlife and fish breading area with a high public presence.
- Forest Trees
We all have some childhood memories that seem to be revisited regularly, one of the writer’s is from just after WW2 of the clattering rumble of fully laded brewery trucks, with iron wheels, solid rubber tyres, traversing the inner city streets of Sydney, Australia.