Also known as Mediterranean pine or Maritime pine, Pinus pinaster is probably the most common pine species in the Perth metropolitan area. Most of the plantations to the north of Perth are comprised of Maritime pine.
Also known as Monterey Pine, Pinus radiata constitute most of the pine trees in plantations and properties in the Perth hills and southwest Western Australia.
Other pine species affected by EHB
Several other species of pine exist in Western Australia including Stone Pine (Pinus pinea), Brutian Pine (Pinus brutia), Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis) and Canary Island Pine (Pinus canariensis).
These pines are all similar in appearance and are listed as susceptible to EHB.
Oregon (Douglas fir – Pseudotsuga spp) is also susceptible to EHB.
Pine tree foliage
A common feature of pine trees is the sheathed bundles (fascicles) of two, three or five needle like leaves. The fascicle is a collar at the join of the leaf at the branch. If a plant does not have fascicles at the base of each leaf cluster it is probably not a pine and therefore not of concern for EHB.