Pine tree photos and identification

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European house borer only affects dead dry pinewood such as dead pine trees, logs and dead branches on living pine trees.   EHB also affects untreated pinewood manufactured articles such as structural and non-structural timber.

Pinus pinaster

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.

Pinus pinaster
Pinus pinaster also known as Mediterranean pine and Maritime pine

Pinus pinaster
A dead pine tree next to living pine trees.
Pinus radiata

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.

Pinus radiata

 

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.

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.

Pine tree foliage
A feature of pine tree foliage are needle like leaves.