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Protect California’s landscape this camping season, don’t move firewood!

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Memorial Day weekend, traditionally considered the beginning of California's camping season, is right around the corner. If you are preparing for an upcoming trip, keep in mind that you can help protect California's forests by buying firewood...

Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 7:03 PM
  • Author: jggonzales@ucanr.edu(Jan Gonzales)

Protect California’s landscape this camping season, don’t move firewood!

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Memorial Day weekend, traditionally considered the beginning of California's camping season, is right around the corner. If you are preparing for an upcoming trip, keep in mind that you can help protect California's forests by buying firewood from a...

Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 11:03 AM

UC IPM Releases Management Guidelines for Goldspotted Oak Borer

PHOTO:  Life states of the goldspotted oak borer.  From left: fourth-instar larva, fourth instar larva in a hairpin configuration and in a constricted form, pupa and adult.  Photo by Mike I. Jones

First identified in California in 2004, the goldspotted oak borer (GSOB), Agrilus auroguttatus, has killed more than 24,000 oak trees in San Diego County since its arrival, probably in the late 1990s.   In 2012, it was detected in Riverside...

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 12:38 AM

GSOB: A Threat to Oaks and Firewood

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This video is about the Goldspotted Oak Borer (GSOB) and the devastating effects it has on Oak Trees in San Diego County and how you can help stop the spread of this harmful insect.

Posted on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 10:11 AM
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