unlike other trees black pine has relatively few diseases .thanks to the strict
quarantine imposed by AQIS , in Australia we have none of the fungal diseases and
insects experienced by our northern hemisphere counterparts.the problems we face are mainly insects that are easy to eradicate and occasional fungal problems
the problems can be classified under the following headings
pine ADELGID ; DESCRITION
this sap sucking insect is related to aphids with white woolly,waxy threads on branchlets and branches . SYMPTOMS insects gather on new shoots and stems.the
white ,w00lly, secretion at the base of the needles indicates its presence .
CONTROL;systemic insecticides or sptay with white oil ,pest oil lime sulphr.