Athel pine control

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Control methods for athel pine (Tamarix aphylla) a declared pest in Western Australia.

Information about this pest can be found on the athel pine: declared pest page.

Chemical requirements

When using any agricultural chemicals please ensure that you always follow instructions on the label and any permit. Users of agricultural chemical products must always strictly comply with the directions on the label and the conditions of any permit. To view permits or product labels go to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority website.

Chemical control options

Chemical control options can be found below. For other methods of control please refer to the declared plant control handbook.

Recommended herbicides

Seedlings/juveniles and semi mature

  • Triclopyr
  • Fluroxypyr

Isolated mature trees cut stump

  • Triclopyr

Large mature trees in dense stands

  • Mechanical removal is the most economical form of control.
  • These areas need follow up control in about six months.
  • Foliage treatments of triclopyr or fluroxypyr are recommended and best applied from 4WD vehicles fitted with spray equipment.


Herbicide: Triclopyr (Group I) (various trade names: see APVMA link)

Active ingredient

a) 600g/L triclopyr

b) 755g/L triclopyr

Rate of product/10L water



  • Treated as an all over foliage spray. Juvenile 50cm to 2m high.
  • Cut stump, basal bark treatment 1:60 in distillate.


Herbicide: Fluroxypyr (Group I) (various trade names: see APVMA link)

Active ingredient

200, 333 and 400g/L formulations containing fluroxypyr 

Rate of product/10L water



Treated as an all over foliage spray

Contact information

Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS)
+61 (0)8 9368 3080