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Trainings & Workshops

Co-instructor, Doug McCreary presenting during field training at William Heise County Park
The goldspotted oak borer (GSOB) is a major cause of oak mortality in Southern California. Land managers, arborists, foresters, landowners, and others responsible for the stewardship of oaks and oak woodlands should be up-to-date on the latest GSOB information and how to avoid or minimize losses.

To increase local and regional awareness about GSOB mitigation and management, UCCE San Diego coordinates and hosts informational workshops in collaboration with regional partners. Bookmark this page for information on collaboratively developed GSOB workshops, webinars, and field training activities.

GSOB educational events typically offer discussions on the following:

  • Cause and extent of oak mortality in affected and at-risk areas;
  • Identification and assessment;
  • Management practices for infested trees and non-infested areas; and
  • Oak woodland restoration and resiliency.


COMING IN FALL 2022: Oak Woodlands Restoration and GSOB Management Workshop - check back soon for details!

NEW: 2022 Post-fire Wildland Recovery Workshop - info here

2019 Invasive Tree Pests Workshops - info here

Workshop presenters are chosen from a cadre of specialists, scientists, and forestry professionals with research and work experience in goldspotted oak borer and related oak woodland issues.

For an archival list of past workshops, locations and presenters (2010-2012), click here (PDF download).

2012 GSOB Oak Woodland Recovery Webinar - info here (archival)

Photo of presentation and audience during Workshop at Camp Marston, Julian, CA

Other Learning Opportunities

Image of GSOB tabletop display
GSOB presentations and interpretive displays are often featured at local community organization meetings, County parks, and industry professional conferences. Contact us at gsobinfo@ucdavis.edu for more information on available resources and scheduled displays and events.

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