Invasive Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer beetle spotted in Newlands

Invasive Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer beetle spotted in Newlands
25 January 2023

The City of Cape Town wants to inform residents that a tree infested with the invasive Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer beetle (PSHB) was discovered on a private property in Newlands yesterday afternoon, 24 January 2023. The City is currently on site, advising the resident on the safe removal of the tree as prescribed by the City’s protocol to prevent the spread of this damaging beetle.

The infested tree is a Boxelder, and is situated on private property in Kildare Road, Newlands. Surrounding property owners are advised to inspect trees on their properties as a matter of urgency.

A PSHB beetle infestation was first discovered in Oldenland Road, Somerset West, in an ailing London plane in March 2019. To date, only trees in the Somerset West area have been affected and removed.

'We are extremely concerned about this latest sighting in Newlands as to date we have managed to contain the invasive Asian borer beetle to the Somerset West area with the assistance and cooperation of residents.

Posted on 25 de janeiro de 2023, 02:03 PM by tonyrebelo tonyrebelo


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