Don't get caught out!
It is up to you to protect your trees and natives from Dieback. A 500 year old Jarrah can die in a week if it gets the disease. You need to make the treatment before your natives get sick - so don't get caught out. Treatment only takes roughly 10 minutes per tree - in a couple of hours you can do your whole half an acre.
Depending on the plants you need to protect, you need to use one of two methods to apply the Dieback treatment - either the Spray treatment or Injection treatment. After you read the instuctions and treat your first tree, you will see that it is actually quite easy. Syringes and the chemicals are available for hire at the Roleystone Hardware.
Go to Products and Services for suppliers of the chemical and syringes.
But if this is all too hard for you, join us on one of our field days and we'll show you what to do. We'll even lend you the gear for free if you help that morning.
Alternatively you can get a contractor to do it for you. Go to Products and Services for details of Contractors.
Trees need to be injected into their trunks. The mix is made up and loaded into syringes. The syringes are drilled into the tree and left to absorb into the tree.
Pick a sunny day to do this as the trees will absorb the solution quickly when their leaves are in the sun.
To make 400mL of injection solution mix:
Injection needs to be applied every 3 - 5 years.
For more comprehensive instructions using the higher concentration of phosphite, click on the following file: Injection Treatment 169.82 Kb
Grasstrees and small plants need spray treatment. The mix is made up and sprayed over the plants.
To make 10 litres of spraying solution mix:
For more comprehensive instructions using the higher concentration of phosphite, click on the following file: Spray Treatment 141.92 Kb
|Last Updated on Monday, 27 February 2012 17:26|