Colac’s iconic elm trees will hopefully remain beetle-free this summer thanks to a round of treatment.
Colac Otway Shire Council has completed this year’s round of treatment to prevent the spread of elm leaf beetles.
The invasive beetle feeds on leaves and can completely defoliate mature trees.
The beetles are a problem in the shire, but treatments in the past have been successful, and the council completed its latest round of treatment across September and October.
See today’s Colac Herald for more.