iol.co.za – City declares war on invasive beetle damaging thousands of trees

City declares war on invasive beetle damaging thousands of trees

Cape Town – The City of Cape Town has announced an operational plan to deal with an invasive beetle species threatening trees in the metropole and surrounding areas after it invaded and damaged thousands of trees in other parts of the country.”

An invasive beetle, polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB), has in other parts of the country resulted in more than 10 000 trees being lost, which could have an adverse effect on the ecosystem and take years to replace, according to reports quoting academic research.

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STAFF WRITER
2019-02-08
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