The South African Landscaper's Institute (SALI) is joining the battle to fight the invasive polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) beetle that poses a serious threat to both exotic and indigenous trees across South Africa. The beetle is known to invade the host tree and bore holes in the branches. If undetected, it can destroy a tree within a relatively short period of time. Adult beetles invade a variety of tree species and dig tunnels to lay eggs. The PSHB beetles then transport a fungus which attacks the tree’s vascular tissue, causing a disease called fusarium dieback…
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On 9 April, 2019, the City of Cape Town confirmed that the invasive polyphagous shot hole borer  (PSHB) beetle was positively identified in Somerset West. The PSBH infestation was discovered in Oldenland Road, Somerset West by passionate gardeners and environmentalists who noted that a London plane tree in their garden was ailing and exhibited signs of a PSHB beetle invasion.
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The South African Landscaper's Institute (SALI) is joining the battle to fight the invasive polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) beetle that poses a serious threat to both exotic and indigenous trees across South Africa. The beetle is known to invade the host tree and bore holes in the branches. If undetected, it can destroy a tree within a relatively short period of time. Adult beetles invade a variety of tree species and dig tunnels to lay eggs. The PSHB beetles then transport a fungus which attacks the tree’s vascular tissue, causing a disease called fusarium dieback…
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