This horrible bug has invaded South Africa and is wiping out our trees..!!
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:
Tree Survey Competition
Report two trees and win …
Tree Survey has partnered with arborists who are at the front line in fighting the ‘Shot Hole Borer’ – stand a chance to win the service of your local ‘Shot Hole Borer’ expert…
Competition period has been extended to the 31st May 2019.
2 x Arborist Consultation and Treatment in Gauteng
1 x Arborist Consultation and Control in Cape Town
1 x Arborist Consultation and Control in Garden Route
1 x Arborist Consultation in Durban
1 x PSHB Workshop
1 x PSHB War Chest
To enter the competition, download Tree Survey from your app store, and log two infested trees – each incident must have at least one close up photo showing the tiny holes in the bark:
Report 1 Shot Hole Borer infested private tree
Report 1 Shot Hole Borer infested public tree (street, park, forest)
Reported infested public trees are forwarded to your local Municipality.
Big thanks you to our competition sponsors:
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)….
We have developed the “Tree Survey” App that can help 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)