Elm Leaf Beetle (Pyrrhalta luteola) is a debilitating insect that affects elm trees by feeding on the elm leaves and reducing the trees ability to photosynthesise.

Victorian Vegetation Management can provide a range of treatments to your affected Elm trees to eliminate Elm Leaf Beetle. Give Brett a call on 0429 665 088 and have a chat about what solutions can be applied at this time of year.

Close up look at the elm leaf beetle. (CSIRO, 2005)

Unfortunately, the Elm Leaf Beetle is now established in eastern areas of Victoria including the Mornington Peninsula, Gippsland, Berwick, Dandenong Ranges, and the southern and eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and is beginning to spread to western Victoria. As the beetle is a hitchhiker, it is expected to continue its spread throughout South-Eastern Australia, unless it is checked by some means. (Friends of the Elms, 2001)

There are a number of treatments available to the tree, depending on the season and the general health of the tree.

For more information about the elm leaf beetle and the treatments Victorian Vegetation Management can provide, check out the below links.

There is good information on the City of Whitehorse – Elm Leaf Beetle page.

Friends of the Elms promotes awareness and action for health and diseases affecting Elm Trees affected by Elm Leaf Beetle.