Johannesburg risks losing a third of its trees Johannesburg risks losing a third of its trees

Trees: A kit for identifying shot hole borer damage

The Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PHSB) and Fusarium dieback is a new insect-disease complex threatening South Africa.

Up to 60 species of alien and indigenous trees are under threat, including avocado trees.

Do you have shot hole borer damage in your trees?

The team from the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) at the University of Pretoria have compiled a tool kit of images.

If you think you have shot hole borer, contact a SALI landscaper or arboriculturist for assistance in your area.