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Giant Pine Scale

Giant Pine Scale, a pest of pine, spruce and fir trees has recently been recorded in Australia for the first time in metropolitan Melbourne and in Adelaide.   Plant Biosecurity have requested that Tasmanian private forest owners keep an eye on their pine plantations and shelter belts for this pest.

Giant Pine Scale, a pest of pine, spruce and fir trees has recently been recorded in Australia for the first time in metropolitan Melbourne and in Adelaide.   Plant Biosecurity have requested that Tasmanian private forest owners keep an eye on their pine plantations and shelter belts for this pest.

Please report any suspected detections of giant pine scale by:

*    Phoning the Exotic Pest Hotline on 1800 084 881 (toll-free)
*    Emailing photos of the suspected pest, together with a contact phone number and the pests location, to plant.biosecurity@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Image below shows pine tree branches infested with Giant Pine Scale.

Giant Pine Scale photo