Managing your fruit trees is a time consuming and needs constant effort. If you can't or no longer want to manage your trees, inquire about our free tree removal program.
If you can't get rid of fruit fly, despite your best efforts, its time to consider removing your fruit trees. We can't have the lifestyle we once did - fruit trees are a constant effort and managing them properly can be expensive.
Leaving fruit on the trees or ground is also not an option. You need to make sure you are not the cause of infestations for others especially our valuable horticultural industries.
If you have made the decision not to manage your fruit trees for Queensland fruit fly, please inquire about our free tree removal program.
There are 3 simple steps
1 - Are you located within the Victorian section of the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free area.
2 - Identify the trees you would like removed
3 - Register your trees for removal by calling (03) 5022 0327 or completing the online application
Step 1 - Are you located within the Victorian section of the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area?
Residents with the Victorian section of the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area can have unwanted fruit trees removed for free. Funding for this program is provided by the Victorian Governments Managing Fruit Fly regional grants program.
Residents outside this area are not eligible for this program. If or a family member is not able to remove the trees we suggest you contact your local council to find out if there is any assistance available in your area.
Step 2 – Identify the trees you would like removed
How many trees you actually need, how much fruit do you eat? Grow just enough fruit that your family can use.
Very large and tall trees – if you cannot manage the tree property by pruning it and picking all the fruit it might be worth removing it. Any fruit you can not reach is a risk of being infest with fruit fly.
Keeping only the trees you can manage. Some citrus, especially those ripening in winter for example are less prone Queensland fruit fly infestations. Don’t be complacent with these fruits as although they may not be a preferred host they will become infested if fruit flies are in high enough numbers and need to be managed to avoid infestations.