Tree Killing Borer Beetle Infestation: What You need to Know

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Tree Killing Borer Beetle Infestation: What You need to Know

Since being discovered in KwaZulu-Natal in 2017, the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer Beetle (PSHB) has now spread to eight out of nine provinces. South Africa is known for its natural beauty, with Johannesburg and Durban placing 8th and 7th in the most tree covered cities in the world. With the ability to kill hundreds of tree species, the PSHB infestation is a serious national and international environmental issue. 

Here are a few things you should know about PSHB to better protect our trees.

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