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Help stop the spread of Giant pine scale

1 August 2023 | Community forestry news

ForestrySA is encouraging all forest visitors and private landowners to help stop the spread of Giant pine scale in South Australia.

A localised outbreak of Giant pine scale has recently been detected on public land in metropolitan Adelaide, posing This pest was last detected in Adelaide’s north-east in 2018.

Giant pine scale threatens the health of the trees it lives on, posing a very serious threat to South Australia’s forest industry.

If you discover a tree you suspect is infected with Giant pine scale, call PIRSA’s Exotic Plant Pest Hotline on 1800 084 881 immediately.