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

Orange County

Weir Canyon T Scott (UCCE) Presenting
Orange County GSOB Contacts and Information


To report firewood or trees suspected of being infested with GSOB use this online form.

To learn more about the goldspotted oak borer infestation in Orange County, see the GSOB information web page on the Orange County Fire Authority website.

To request GSOB information materials and handouts contact Jan Gonzales at

News Media

"Goldspotted Oak Borer Beetles Infesting Orange County Trees"
By Greg Lee, ABC7 Eyewitness News (online news, webpage)

"Ladies and Gentlemen, the Beetles! OC's Gold Spotted Oak Borer Invasion Ain't British"
By Matt Coker, OC Weekly News (online news blog, webpage)

"Invasive Pest Found in Orange County Fire Officials: Ask Public's Help to Stop Spread" By MikePetro, Battalion Chief, OC Parks, February 6, 2015 (blog, webpage)

"Officials Ask Public's Help to Stop Spread after Invasive Pest Found in Orange County"
By Todd Spitzer, Chairman, OC Board of Supervisors, portions courtesy of the Orange County Fire Authority, February 9, 2015 (online newsletter, webpage)

Weir Canyon Infesation Overview

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