Help slow the spread of myrtle rust

Advice for Myrtle Rust Removal (Fungicides) (pdf 1.3 MB)

Advice for Myrtle Rust Removal (Fungicides)

Field Guidelines for Arborists (pdf 1.4 MB)

Field Guidelines for Arborists.

Resources for restoration planters (pdf 917 KB)

If you are planning large-scale planting and restoration programmes using myrtle plants, follow the advice in Biosecurity New Zealand's guide.

This guide was developed in collaboration with the Department of Conservation and local council representatives.

Susceptible myrtle plants list (pdf 477 KB)

A list of susceptible myrtle plant species based on data collected in Australia.

Resources for schools

The Science Learning Hub – Pokapū Akoranga Pūtaiao links New Zealand scientists with school students, teachers and community audiences. Content is developed by teachers, teacher educators and multimedia experts working closely with New Zealand’s scientists, technologists and engineers.

Their myrtle rust page has information specifically designed for schools.

Reducing impacts through plant selection – advice for plant growers and buyers (pdf 275 KB)

This advice is for those who grow, supply, specify or buy plant stock, so that they can be informed of the risks associated with growing susceptible Myrtaceae, and recommend alternatives to increase disease resilience.

Resource for gardeners - December 2019 (pdf 217 KB)

A practical resource for New Zealand gardeners to help identify myrtle rust and protect their myrtles, including pōhutukawa, rātā and ramarama.

Resource for garden retailers and landscapers (pdf 387 KB)

Myrtle Rust - Garden Retail and Landscape Guidance

How to Remove Infected Small Trees or Branches (pdf 678 KB)

Best Practice – How to Remove Infected Small Tress or Branches

Access to NZPPI Resources

• Link to NZPPI resources page