Common Perth tree species confused with Pinus species - these are not affected by EHB.
There are several specials of Sheoak trees which are often confused for pine trees due to their similar appearance. These include Swamp Sheoak (Casuarina obesa), Rock Sheoak (Allocasuraina huegliana), Scrub Sheoak (Casuarina humilis) and River Sheoak (Casuarina cunninghamiana).
Sheoaks are often most identifiable by their segmented needles (pines typically have a continuous needle without joints) and small, rough seed cases generally less than 2.5cm in diameter.
Sheoaks are NOT susceptible to EHB.
Norfolk Island Pine
Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria heterophylla) is common around Perth, particularly in coastal areas. Typically used as an ornamental, this tree has strikingly symmetrical linear features and may grow to over 50m in height.
Although frequently referred to as pine, this is not a true Pinus species and is not susceptible to EHB.
Norfolk Island Pine is NOT susceptible to EHB.
Pencil Pines and other Conifers
Pencil pines and conifers are common garden plants found in Western Australia that are often mistaken for pine species.
These are not pines and are not susceptible to EHB.
Pencil pines and conifers are NOT susceptible to EHB.