iol.co.za – Saving one of the world’s largest urban forests from a killer pest

Saving one of the world’s largest urban forests from a killer pest

The infestation of both street and private trees by a borer (Polyphagous Shot Hole borer) beetle in Joburg is reaching crisis point. Between 100000 and 500000 trees are expected to be lost in the next five years as a result.” Anna Cox

2018-04-19
iol.co.za

 

Joburg could lose thousands of trees

Joburg could lose thousands of its trees due to an infestation of a borer beetle that carries fungal spores that eventually kill trees.” Anna Cox

Anna Cox

2018-04-16
iol.co.za

knysnaplettherald.com – KILLER BEETLES INVADE KNYSNA TREES

KILLER BEETLES INVADE KNYSNA TREES

“KNYSNA NEWSFLASH – Following a presentation by a scientist last week, it has become clear that there is a beetle in town which is capable of destroying many trees, not only Oaks.”

2018-04-16
knysnaplettherald.com

Also published at www.forestry.co.za

 

KNYSNA’S DYING OAK TREES IN SPOTLIGHT

“KNYSNA NEWS – The probable cause of death of most of Knysna’s oak trees in the past few years is the polyphagous shot hole borer, a tiny beetle (about 2mm) that bores into the tree, infecting it with a fungus that feeds the beetles’ larvae.”

2018-04-12
knysnaplettherald.com

politicsweb.co.za – Borer infestation places Joburg’s tree canopy at risk

Borer infestation places Joburg’s tree canopy at risk – Joburg

Press Release from Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ)

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ), the custodians of the City of Joburg’s street trees have met with relevant stakeholders to discuss the recent reports of the outbreak and infestation of the Polyphagous Shothole Borer (PSHB).

2018-04-11
politicsweb.co.za