Goldspotted Oak Borer
Goldspotted Oak Borer
Goldspotted Oak Borer
University of California
Goldspotted Oak Borer

Education and Training Events

Photo of presentation and audience during Workshop at Camp Marston, Julian, CA
There is considerable concern about the goldspotted oak borer and other insects and diseases that are currently attacking and causing mortality among the oaks of southern California. Land managers, arborists, foresters and landowners who are responsible for the stewardship of oaks and oak woodlands should be up to date on the latest information about the problems and how to avoid or minimize losses.

This webpage provides information on collaboratively developed GSOB workshops, webinars and field-training activities.


Goldspotted oak borer educational events typically offer discussions on the following: Cause and extent of oak mortality, affected and at-risk areas; identification and assessment; and management practices for infested trees, non-infested areas and oak woodland restoration and resiliency. 

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Urban and Wildland Tree Pests and Disease Workshop
May 6, 2016 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Barbara County Public Health Auditorium
300 San Antonio Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93110


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Presenters for the day-long workshops are coordinated from a cadre of specialists and scientists, who have research and work experience with goldspotted oak borer and related oak woodland issues.

Past workshops, locations and presenters. (PDF)

Webinar Recording

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Field Trainings

Co-instructor, Doug McCreary presenting during field training at William Heise County Park

There are no field training events scheduled at this time.

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Field Trainings

Other Learning Opportunities






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August 30, 2012
"GSOB Oak Woodland Restoration"
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Recording (at left)

September 15, 2011
"The Goldspotted Oak Borer: A Threat to California Oaks and Communities"
Recording (at left)

Other Learning Opportunities

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Goldspotted oak borer presentations or interpretive displays are often featured at local community organization meetings, County parks and industry professional conferences. Contact us at for more information on available resources or scheduled displays and events.

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