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Feb 09, Considering this, how do I get rid of gall wasps in my lemon tree? Try spraying the tree with horticultural oil in spring to disrupt wasps laying eggs. Prune off galls, cutting well below them to make sure you are removing all larvae. Timing is critical. Pruning is essential for controlling citrus gall wasp. Prune out galls before June 30 to avoid the need to treat before disposal. Larvae inside the galls will not survive and gall wasp will not be spread.
May 15, Don Burke shows you the correct way to fertilise& prune your citrus trees and deal with citrus gall treeclean.bar the full fact sheet here: treeclean.barbac.
It is also advisable to remove any fallen fruit and prune any branches that touch the ground. Two methods of controlling Gall Wasp. The best method is to prune the galls off the the tree before the wasps hatch. You can tell because small holes appear in the swelling (gall) on the stem. Even if they have hatched you should still prune the old galls away.
The lemon tree will reshoot and new growth Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. Jul 03, Citrus Galls caused by the Citrus Gall Wasp are traditionally pruned out in June or July to prevent reinfection in spring. Avoid pruning out the gall wasps in winter. Doing so unbalances the tree so that it has a larger root system area than foliage area. This causes the tree to try to restore the balance by growing vigorously in treeclean.barted Reading Time: 9 mins. Have a trusty pair of pruning shears or a small hand-held saw depending on the size and age of your tree.
Disinfect your tools and always use protective gloves when working. For preventive measures, you’ll also need some organic herbicide that you can apply after the pruning treeclean.barted Reading Time: 5 mins. May 30, A group of lemon-loving locals step up their fight against the native gall wasp, launching a campaign asking Melburnians to Prune in treeclean.barted Reading Time: 6 mins.