Goldspotted Oak Borer
Goldspotted Oak Borer
Goldspotted Oak Borer
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Goldspotted Oak Borer

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News Release
Tree-killing pest detected in Big Bear area
by CAL FIRE and USDA Forest Service (August 2019)
(Download PDF)

Revised Resource
Goldspotted Oak Borer
Forest Insect & Disease Leaflet 183 (August 2017)
by USDA Forest Service
(Download PDF)

In the News

"Oak-killing beetle a threat to Chino Hills trees"
by Marianne Napoles, Chino-Chino Hills Champion Newspapers, Chino, CA
8/2019 (Online News)

"Oak-Killing Beetle Found In San Bernardino County"
by Benjamin Purper, KVCR public radio, San Bernardino, CA
8/2019 (Online News: Article and Audio)

"Oak-killing beetle found in unincorporated San Bernardino County mountain community of Sugarloaf"
by Sandra Emerson, Daily Bulletin
8/2019 (Online News)

"Tree-killing pest detected in Big Bear area."
by CAL FIRE/YubaNet.com
8/2019 (Online News)

"Invasive goldspotted oak borer found in Big Bear"
by Big Bear Grizzly News, Big Bear Lake, CA
8/2019 (Online News)

"Tree-killing pest detected in Big Bear area."
by CAL FIRE and USDA Forest Service
8/2019 (News Release)

"Goldspotted Oak Borer-Special Report: Researchers Battle Gold Spotted Oak Borer: An Invasive Threat Spreading Across    Southern California"
by Western IPM Center
5/2017 (Email-news, 
Special Report)

"Beetles eating millions of trees are creating a fire risk in parts of Orange County"
by Aaron Orlowski, The Orange County Register, Santa Ana, CA
7/2016 (Online
News)

"Forestry Officials Ramp Up Fight Against Invasive Beetles"
by Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin, David Wagner, KPBS News, San Diego, CA
5/2016 (Online
News: Article, Video and Radio)

"Beetle devastating local oaks: Infestation has killed at least 100K trees in the county, though it could be more"
by J. Harry Jones, San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA
5/2016 (Online
News)

"Dos Picos park's oak canopy falls: Goldspotted Oak Borer infestation fells more than 100 large oaks in Ramona county park"
by J. Harry Jones, San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA
5/2015 (Online
News)

"Innovate 8: Students Collect scientific data at Camp Cuyamaca"
by CBS News 8 San Diego, San Diego, CA
3/2014 (Television Video Report)

"Beetles take bite out of backcountry"
by Deborah Sullivan Brennan, San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA
2/2013 (Online News)

"Invasive Insects Put San Diego Ecosystems In Peril"
by Susan Murphy, KPBS News Programming, San Diego, CA
1/2013 (Television Video Report only)

"Invasive Insects Put San Diego Ecosystems In Peril"
by Susan Murphy, KPBS News Programming, San Diego, CA
1/2013 (News, Television and Radio Report)

"Invasive Pest Found in Riverside"
CAL FIRE, Sacramento, CA
11/2012 (News Release)

"Don't Move Firewood and Pests"
by Iqbal Pittalwala, UCR Newsroom, Riverside, CA
and Pamela Kan-Rice, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources
10/2012 (Online News)

"Firewood Movement Leading Cause of Oak Infestation"
by Bettye Miller, UCR Newsroom, Riverside, CA
9/2011 (Online News)

"Invasive Beetle Killing Coast Live Oaks: Oak Borer Could Wipe Out Trees From San Diego to Oregon"
by Ed Joyce, KPBS News Programming, San Diego, CA
4/2011 (Television Video Report only)

"Invasive Beetle Killing Coast Live Oaks: Oak Borer Could Wipe Out Trees From San Diego to Oregon"
by Ed Joyce, KPBS News Programming, San Diego, CA
4/2011 (News, Television and Radio Report)

"Gold-Spotted Oak Borer Threat To Local Oak Trees"
by Jeff Davis, K-FROG Radio, Colton, CA
10/2010 (Radio Interview)

"Voracious Oak-Killing Beetle Reaches Suburban San Diego"
by Mike Lee, San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA
5/2010 (Online News)

 

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