- Author: Ben Faber
Invasive Shot Hole Borer (ISHB) & Goldspotted Oak Borer (GSOB) Workshop
Tree Care Professionals, Master Gardeners, Land Managers & Other Interested Parties
Thursday, May 9th, 9:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Description: Experts in the field will present on beetle biology and identification, impacts of infestation from these invasive insects, firewood management and best management practices for these pests
These insects have not been found yet in SLO County but they are very close and we are especially concerned about the ISHB which can attack over 110 tree species. Many of these are native riparian species such as Sycamore, Cottonwood, Alder, Willows, Box Elders and this insect also attacks coast live oak and valley oaks.
Please come and attend this local workshop so you can learn how to identify these invasive insects and report them if you see them in our county. We'll cover these topics in the classroom, then have a hands-on lab to learn how to identify signs of shot hole borer damage, set up a monitoring program, and sample trees.
Kim Corella, Forest Pest Specialist, CAL FIRE
Kevin Turner, Southern CA Invasive Pest Coordinator, CAL FIRE
Dr. Beatriz Nobua-Behrmann, CE Advisor in Urban Forestry and Natural Resources, Orange and Los Angeles Counties
Dr. John Kabashima, Environmental Horticulture Advisor, Emeritus with UCCE Orange County
- 9:30 – 10:30 GSOB: Biology, current and updated infestations, and management
- 10:30 – 12:30 ISHB: Biology, current and updated infestations, and management
- 12:30 – 1:00 Questions and Answers
- 1:00 – 2:00 Lunch & Viewing Samples
Continuing Education Credits:
- Department of Pesticide Regulation
- International Society of Arboriculture
For more information on the training and to register, please click on www.pshb.org