City taking steps to minimise the shot hole borer
The City is responding to the outbreak and is pleading with residents to inform them of any suspected infected tree, particularly trees in public spaces. For more details read here: https://www.joburg.org.za/media_/MediaStatements/Pages/2018%20Press%20Releases/City-taking-steps-to-minimize-the-impact-of-the-Polyphagous-Shot-Hole-Borer.aspx
How can you help?
The city has now joined the private initiative where it is trying to respond to trees in public spaces that are infected by PSHB.
- Look for infected trees on your pavement, in parks (See photos on www.pshb.co.za)
- Drop a location pin where you think you have found infected tree(s).
- Whatsapp the location pin, photos of the infection and the tree to 0647562736. City Parks will follow up. See also http://era.org.za/2018/09/18/city-taking-steps-to-minimise-the-shot-hole-borer/