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

GSOB Training Event Registration

2018 GSOB/ISHB Training Series


There are considerable concerns for Southern Californian landscapes due to the Goldspotted Oak Borer (GSOB) and Invasive Shot Hole Borers/Fusarium Dieback Disease (ISHB/FD). These non-native wood borers have attacked and killed hundreds of thousands of trees in Southern California costing landowners and government agencies millions of dollars. This training series will provide helpful information to those concerned about the stewardship of these landscapes. Our goal is to inform as many people possible of the threats posed by these invasive pests, identifying their damage, how to diagnose a dying tree, and what to do to avoid the spread of these pests. This series is designed for land managers, tree-care professionals, and other stake-holders, but is open to anyone interested.    


This training series will consist of 3 parts: two 2hr webinars and one 2hr field training. In order to obtain CEU's attendance to both webinars AND 1 field training is required.We are offering four separate field trainings: one in San Diego County, one in Orange County, and two in Los Angeles County. For dates, locations, and times please see below. 
Part 1: Webinar 1 will be held at 10am March 27, 2018
Part 2: Webinar 2 will be held at 10am April 3, 2018
Part 3: Field Training Component
           Choose one:
          FULL - San Diego County- Flinn Springs County Park
          10am Tuesday, April 17th 2018
          FULL - Orange County- Mason Regional Park
          10am Thursday, April 19th 2018
          FULL - Los Angeles County- Huntington Library & Gardens
          10:30am Tuesday, May 8th 2018
   Los Angeles County- O'Melveny Park
          10am Thursday, May 17th 2018
Continuing Education Units
In order to obtain CEU's attendance to both webinars AND 1 field training is required.
CEU's have been requested from:
- California Department of Pesticide Regulation
- International Society of Arboriculture 
Webinar 1: Invasive Shot Hole Borers/Fusarium Dieback Disease (ISHB/FD) and their current and potential environmental, cultural, and economic impacts on Southern California's landscapes
Webinar 2: Goldspotted Oak Borer's (GSOB) many impacts on Southern California
Field Training: Will offer first-hand experience identifying and sampling invasive pests
Presenters include: Kevin Turner, SoCal Invasive Pest Coordinator, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection; Shannon Lynch, Ph. D Candidate, UC Santa Cruz; Andrea Hefty, Ph. D, Forest Entomologist, US Forest Service; Beatriz Nobua-Behrmann, Ph. D, Staff Research Associate, University of California, Cooperative Extension; Stacy Hishinuma, Ph. D, Forest Entomologist, US Forest Service; Kim Corella, Forest Health Specialist, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Once registered, the webinar access information will be provided via email. If you do not receive access information, please email
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