What You Can Do
Local citizen awareness can help determine the distribution and movement of GSOB in the county.
If you see symptoms of GSOB on oak trees on your property or in your neighborhood, you are encouraged to submit an online report letting researchers know what you are finding. Follow the link below for the Online GSOB Symptoms Report Form.
You may collect an insect specimen from trees on your property and submit the sample to the Entomologists at the County of San Diego Agriculture, Weights and Measures Department for verification of GSOB.
The Goldspotted Oak Borer (GSOB) steering committee sends out a monthly newsletter containing information and announcements related to research projects and findings; workshops and events; and new programs or materials. If you are interested in receiving GSOB information and announcements, subscribe to the e-mail mailing list.
Workshops on the goldspotted oak borer were offered throughout southern California in the Spring of 2011. Presenters for these workshops were coordinated through a growing cadre of specialists and scientists, who have research and work experience with goldspotted oak borer and related oak woodland issues.
Promote GSOB Awareness
We have a presence on various web-based and mobile technologies. These help turn communication into an interactive dialogue and enables the exchange of ideas to occur between organizations, communities, and individuals. You can connect with us through the following methods.
We will also be providing toolkits through the Resources page with downloadable management, outreach and media materials in the near future. So keep an eye out!