Diseased tree - Collins Avenue

  • Suburb: Edge Hill
  • Work period (anticipated): 17/05/2019 to 31/12/2020
  • Description: A diseased fig tree is being treated - if this treatment is unsuccessful, removal may be unavoidable.
  • Location: Collins Avenue
  • Status: Open

The large fig tree located on the corner of Collins Avenue and McCormack Street in Edge Hill, outside the Botanic Gardens, is infected with a pathogenic fungus (Phellinus noxius).

This disease colonises roots and degrades root tissue cutting off water and nutrient flow. Above ground symptoms are usually not seen until extensive root damage has occurred. Thinning and wilting of its leaves is another indicator of the entire root system affected by the disease.

Experimental treatments are being carried out to treat this disease. If this treatment fails, removal of the tree may be unavoidable.

For further information, please call 4044 3303 or email feedback@cairns.qld.gov.au.

Last updated: 19 June 2020