DPIRD removes Coral Trees in South Perth's Clydesdale Reserve

News Update 15 February 2024

The Department of Primary Industry & Regional Development (DPIRD) has taken action by removing four Coral Trees (Erythrina sykesii) within Clydesdale Reserve in South Perth. 

The trees were removed due to the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) infestation reaching an advanced stage.

Plans are underway to replenish the area during the 2024 winter planting season. Priority will be given to trees native to the Swan Coastal Plain region, known for their adaption to dry climates and resilience against future attacks from PSHB. 

Among the likely candidates to replace the removed species are Eucalyptus rudis, Melaleuca preissiana, Melaleuca rhaphiophylla, Corymbia calophylla, Eucalyptus todtiana, and various Banksia species. 

To find out more or to report a suspected PSHB infestation visit www.agric.wa.gov.au/borer.