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

Diagnosis and Management


This section provides links to descriptions, photos and resources to help you diagnose and manage goldspotted oak borer.

GSOB Management StoryMap

View an interactive Storymap outlining GSOB distribution, management guidelines, preventative treatment strategies and more!


Resources to help you evaluate oak tree health and diagnose goldspotted oak borer infestation. Sampling information and reporting options are offered as well.

Management Options

Brief discussions and resources regarding regarding community preparedness, infested live trees, chemical control and other management options.


For information on why you shouldn't move oak firewood, availability, management practices, and additional information on GSOB and firewood.


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