Video: How can we help the trees? International Year of Plant Health Part 5

23 July 2020

The polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) is a tiny, invasive black beetle from Asia that has recently been discovered in South Africa. Although only 2 mm in length, this tiny beetle has detrimental consequences for South African trees, as it carries a destructive fungus, Fusarium euwallaceae, from tree to tree. 

Watch this short video to find out what you can do to help save the trees in your garden or neighbourhood if you suspect they may be infected by the PSHB.

What can we do to curb the spread of PSHB and save SA's urban forests?