Do you have Elm Trees on your Property?
The Elm trees of Tasmania are under threat. Last summer the Elm Leaf Beetle (ELB) was found in Elm trees within the boundaries of our city. This beetle is capable of defoliating Elms and, if left untreated, repeated infestation will seriously weaken and may eventually kill the trees.
Elm tree leaves are distinctive; they have a toothed edge and a lopsided joint at the base of the leaf. Visit ‘Our Elms Need Friends’ to download the booklet, which provides easy photo identification. If you can't access the website, please ring the Council phone number listed below and ask for a copy to be sent to you.
Any symptoms of ELB infestation will become obvious next summer when the tree is in leaf.
To minimise the spread of the ELB, it is important that all Elm trees within the boundaries of our City are monitored to determine the presence of ELB and to ensure that appropriate control measures are implemented.
Council is endeavouring to compile a an Elm tree register to assist in the control of ELB
If you are unsure if you have an Elm tree, or want a copy of the booklet please contact the Council directly on (03) 6238 2889.
To add your details to the register please use the form below.
Items marked with a * are required information.