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).
Borer infestation places Joburg’s tree canopy at risk
“Trees in Hurlingham, Craighall Park, Dunkeld, Sandton, Parkview, Kensington and Houghton are reportedly affected”
New dangerous beetle infestation in trees
The George Municipality says they’ve discovered a new dangerous beetle infestation in trees in the Southern Cape Town.
Public appeal to report new borer beetle threat to trees
“The George Municipality is considering urgent measures to try save local trees from a new borer beetle infestation and is appealing to citizens to help report signs of infection.”
“George Municipality Director Community Services, Walter Hendricks, said that reports of the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) or Euwallacea fornicatus and its associated fungus killing trees in other parts of the country sparked an investigation into possible local infestation.”
Shot hole borer in SA, but not yet in the Cape
This article is concerning since it highlight polyphagous shot hole borer infestation of indigenous trees such as yellow wood
Beware the shot hole borer
Emmarentia Residents Association
A tiny beetle and its deadly fungus is threatening South Africa’s trees
“Prof Wilhelm de Beer from FABI provides expert opinion on the problem with the polyphagous shot hole borer beetle in South Africa.”
FABI, the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, at the University of Pretoria, is a post-graduate research institute that was established in 1997.
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