How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Beefwood, Coast beefwood, She-oak—Casuarina spp.
Family Casuarinaceae (Sheoak family)

Plant Identification

Casuarinas are evergreen trees with long thin green branches, resembling pine needles.  They produce conelike fruit.

Optimum conditions for growth

Beefwood trees are often found in desert areas.  They do best in areas with full sun and can survive with little water.  They can tolerate a wide range of conditions such as heat, wind, or cold. 

Foliage of beefwood
Needlelike foliage of River She-oak

Pests and disorders of Casuarina spp.



Environmental disorders



Fruit of beefwood
Conelike fruit

Foliage and fruit
Fruit and foliage of River She-oak

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