ELM LEAF BEETLE MANAGEMENT

Please email or call Roots 2 Leaves Tree Services for a quote on Elm Leaf Beetle treatment.

Roots 2 Leaves Tree Services provide a range of services including soil treatment and stem/trunk injection. These treatments generally last three years and we offer a two-year guarantee.

Where possible Roots 2 Leaves Tree Services recommend the use of nonchemical treatments and cultural methods for the management of plant pests and diseases. Where chemicals are used this should be a part of an Integrated Management System.

The person from Roots 2 Leaves Tree Services who treat your tree will be a fully qualified arborist with chemical application certification.

 

Control Of Elm Leaf Beetle (Pyrrhalta luteola)

The most appropriate Elm Beetle control depends on the season, degree of insect infestation, tree size, tree location/siting and philosophy.

Elm Leaf Beetle infestation can defoliate a tree, if this happens continually the tree may die. Other factors such as drought, poor pruning/lopping or soil compaction will contribute to a decline in tree health. However, one or two years of Elm Beetle damage or ongoing moderate damage is very unlikely to kill the host tree, unless there are other significant contributing factors.

Currently, the most effective control measures for Elm Beetle involve chemical application. Generally trunk/stem injection or soil injection, both methods have advantages and disadvantages – there is more detail below. It is possible also to do canopy spraying, however, this is only suitable for some trees at certain times of the year and is more expensive in the long term.

If you are considering having your tree treated it is worthwhile discussing with your neighbors (who own Elm trees) if they would like to have theirs treated at the same time as there are reasonable savings available when nearby trees are treated at one visit.