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

RNews.co.za – Public appeal to report new borer beetle threat to trees

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.”

2018-04-04
RNews.co.za

Mail & Guardian – A tiny beetle and its deadly fungus is threatening South Africa’s trees

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.

2018-03-01
Mail & Guardian
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