Why do landscapers oppose the government's Cynodon dactylon plan? The South African Landscapers' Institute (SALI) issued a strong condemnation regarding the government's proposal to list Cynodon dactylon as a Category 2 invasive species today. SALI…
Indigenous Cynodon dactylon turf grass is under attack by the South African government. Why is indigenous Cynodon dactylon grass currently been targeted by government in South Africa? Amendments to legislation  On 16 February, 2018, South…
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 13:18

PSHB: What tree species are affected?

Trees across South Africa are under attack?  Horticulturist and SALI member - Francois Malan of Brand’s Tree Felling - says he has been involved in the felling of about 30 PSHB infected trees during 2018, with…
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 11:35

Check your trees for the shot hole borer

Are your trees dying? Get a SALI landscaper or arboriculturist to help you with identifying the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer in your area. Who discovered the borer? Last year, the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute…
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…
The invasive Asian polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) - also known as an ambrosia beetle - is a tiny black beetle the size of sesame seed (2mm). The adult females:  Carry a fungus with them…
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