New PSHB Tree List has been published
The following chart represents the survey resulting in trees being classified as reproductive host trees.
21 tree species have been identified as “Reproductive Hosts” within South Africa and evidence of PSHB has been found in 151 trees species within South Africa.
Congratulations to the winners of our Tree Survey Competition
Thanks you to our Tree Survey users who reported trees suspected of having the Shot Hole Borer. We received 153 reports of which we were able to verify 114 that were attributed to PSHB.
Winner of the April / May 2019 competition are:
Howard Drakes – Arborist Consultation and Treatment in Gauteng
Tracy Frayne – Arborist Consultation and Treatment in Gauteng
Claire Winterton – Arborist Consultation in Cape Town
Chad Fairclough – Arborist Consultation in Durban
Gavin Margrate – Arborist Consultation in Garden Route
Katharina Grimm – PSHB War Chest
Gill Fordyce – PSHB Workshop
A big thanks to all our competition sponsors:
Tree Survey – Report the Shot Hole Borer
This horrible bug has invaded South Africa and is wiping out our trees..!!
We made a 2 minute video that summarizes the problem….
PSHB.co.za has everything that you need to know about the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB)….
The “Tree Survey” App has been developed to fight this bug….
Download the Tree Survey Mobile App – report the shot hole borer in your area now..!!
With “two pics and one click“, we can report every case of shot hole borer for government action now..
This app allows PSHB infestations to be reported with “two pics and one click“. Reporting the infestation allows the spread of the PSHB to be measured and tracked. Local organisations are then automatically notified and appropriate action can be taken.
Just “two pics and one click” of a button.. DONE..!!
We want two pics of every tree:
One close up pic of the bark showing the beetle hole
One pic of the whole tree
We need to fully notify government of the magnitude of this devastating invasion of this bug.
Visit www.PSHB.co.za for more information on Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB)
Shot Hole Borer National Distribution Forecast
Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PHSB) Four-Year Forecast of Urban Tree Infestation in South Africa
This paper uses current actual distribution of Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PHSB) within South Africa to provide a four-year forecast of how this invasive pest will spread in the urban environment.
Download the full PDF report here: