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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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 (FABI) undertook a survey of tree health in the botanical gardens of South Africa. The project - entitled ‘Monitoring tree health at sentinel sites: botanic gardens and arboreta’ - was funded by the South African National Biodiversity Institute. FABI is a post-graduate research institute was established in 1997, based on a recognition that the future of forestry and agriculture in…
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