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Scientists make inroads against tree-killing pests

by Randall Oliver, Western Farm Press, January 24, 2023

A 'perfect testing ground' for shothole borer

by Randall Oliver, Western Farm Press, June 15, 2022

Invasive Shothole Borers Threaten California's Urban Forests

by Dr. Beatriz Nobua-Behrmann and Randall Oliver, UC IPM Home & Garden Newsletter, Spring 2022

How to protect your trees from invasive beetles killing SoCal's urban forests

by Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, February 23, 2022

Invasive beetles are killing SoCal's trees. Can this local surfer stop them?

by Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, February 23, 2022

No sign of tree-killing invasive beetle in Sacramento County after first months of surveillance

by Michael Finch II, The Sacramento Bee, July 22, 2021

No Cause for Alarm - Letters to the Editor

by Randall Oliver, The Malibu Times, July 8, 2021

The Bad Beetles Are Here

by Rosi Dagit, The Canyon Chronicle, June 30, 2021

Invasive Beetle Threatens Malibu

by Genevieve Finn, The Malibu Times, June 11, 2021

Tehama County supervisors approve survey for agricultural pest

by Jake Hutchison, Red Bluff Daily News, April 9, 2021

Beetle In the Tijuana River Valley Caused Damage To Willows Until 2019

Tiny Invasive Beetles Killing Trees in the Santa Monica Mountains

by Jimy Tallal, The Malibu Times, February 26, 2021

A New Insect Pest Threatens Our Trees

by Wayne Farnsworth and Randall Oliver, Community Associations Institute Channel Islands Chapter Blog, January 2021 

Canyon Park Gets A Do-Over

by Erika Ritchie, Orange County Register, December 20, 2020

Growing Threat - Small Beetles Pose a Growing Threat in Inland Empire Communities

by Randall Oliver, Connect Magazine, 2020 Issue Four, Courtesy of Community Associations Institute Greater Inland Empire 

San Diego forests threatened by invasive borer beetles

by staff, The Coast News Group, November 5, 2020

Tiny Beetles Threaten Our Local Trees: Is Your Community Ready?

by Randall Oliver, Focus Magazine, July/August 2020, copyright by CAI Greater Los Angeles Chapter.

Hidden Menace Attacking Trees in Our Communities

by Randall Oliver, OC View, July/August 2020, copyright by CAI, Orange County Chapter, all rights reserved.

Battle of the Borers

by Marilyn Smith, Vision Magazine, Summer 2020 - Copyright 2020 by California Association of Community Managers (CACM). All rights reserved. This article is posted here with permission from CACM.

Shot Hole Borer in the Tijuana River?

by Ben Faber, UC ANR Blog - Topics in Subtropics, 6/3/2020

Small Beetle, Big Problem

Echo - Executive Council for Homeowners newsletter, May 2020

Removal of high-risk tree in Meiners Oaks initiates work to stop and limit the spread of invasive shot-hole borer

by Debra Tash, Citizens Journal, 4/3/2020

Ventura County will get $750,000 to clear fire-prone dead trees

by Mo Jezi, Ventura County Star, 1/9/2020

San Diego's Changing Bugs

by Thomas Larson, San Diego Reader, 11/20/2019

L.A.'s first 'tree officer' is trying to plant 90,000 trees by 2021

by Jackie Flynn Mogensen, grist, 10/6/2019

Situation update on the polyphagus shot hole borer in California

by Jesus Lara, Deene Husein, Christine Dodge, Sonia Rios, Richard Stouthamer, CAPCA Adviser Magazine, 10/2/2019

A Tiny Beetle has Decimated Hundreds of SoCal Trees. Now experts are worried about Sacramento

by Michael Finch II, Sacramento Bee, 9/19/2019

Evaluation of Emamectin Benzoate and Propiconazole for Management of a New Invasive Shot Hole Borer and Symbiotic Fungi in California Sycamores

by Donald M Grossman, Akif Eskalen, Cavell Brownie, Journal of Economic Entomology, 1/12/2019

So Many Shot Hole Borers: New research charts four nearly identical species

by Jiri Hulcr and Jackson Landers, Entomology Today, 1/7/2019

Reducing the Spread of Invasive Pests in Cut Wood and Managing ISHB in Southern California
by California Firewood Task Force, Beatriz Nobua-Behrmann, UC IPM Green Bulletin, Fall 2018

Beetle Mania: The Nasty Insect that is Killing the Trees of Johannesburg

by Adam Welz, Yale Environment 360, 10/16/2018

Racing to Stop the Destructive Shot Hole Borer

by Kathy Morrison, CNPS Flora Magazine, August 1, 2018

Tiny Beetle Killing Trees, Ups Fire Risk in San Diego

by May Tjoa, NBC 7 News, 7/4/2018

Passage of AB 2054 Creates ISHB Research & Management Plan

by East County Magazine, 5/29/2018

Southern California trees under threat from infestation

by Keith Scheuer, The Hub, April 24, 2018

The Tiny Menace

by Anne Raver, Landscape Architecture Magazine, 3/13/2018

Triple Threat for Trees

by Nan Sterman, The San Diego Union Tribune, 1/31/18

San Diego County Approves Two Million Dollar Tree Planting Program

by CBS8, 1/11/2018

Drought and Bugs Have Killed Tens of Thousands of Trees in the Santa Monica Mountains 

by Louis Sahagun, LA Times, 12/5/2017

NEW! The Shot Hole Borer Beetle Could Kill 38% of All Trees in the L.A. Region 

by Akif Eskalen & Shannon Lynch, LA Times, 11/30/17

LA's Palm Trees are Dying, Changing the City's Famous Skyline 

by Ally J Levine, LA Times, 9/22/2017

Search Continues for Methods to Control Fungus-Farming Beetle in SoCal Trees

by Meredith Swett Walker, Entomology Today, 7/12/2017

Forest Pest Invasions Can - And Should - Be Studied Before They Happen

by Jiri Hulcr, Ph.D., Entomology Today, 7/6/2017

Scientists bet on parasitic wasps to beat shot hole borer

by Matt Bloom, KPCC, 6/29/2017

Tree will Need Replacing with More Resilient Species

by Aaron Schrank, NPR Market Place, 6/7/2017

Southern California Trees Threatened by Borer Beetles

by Sandy DeSimone, California Audubon, 6/6/2017

All the Trees will Die, and Then So Will You

by Adam Rogers, Wired.com, 5/9/2017

Insects Ravage Trees in the Southland

by Louis Sahagun, LA Times, 5/7/2017

'Unprecedented' Tree Die-off Hits Southern California

by Marissa Cabrera & Maureen Cavanaugh, KPBS, San Diego, 4/26/2017

The Trees That Make Southern California Shady and Green Are Dying. Fast.

by Louis Sahagun, LA Times, 4/19/2017

Holy Guacamole!

by Julie Cohen, The Current (UC Santa Barbara), 1/5/2017

Newly discovered beetle decimates trees in Tijuana River Valley

by Nancy Aziz, CW6 News, San Diego, 9/2016

Beetle Mania

by Chris O'Neal, Ventura County Reporter, 7/10/2016

Beetles Eating Millions of Trees are Creating a Fire Risk in Parts of Orange County

by Aaron Orlowski, Orange County Register, 7/5/2016

Why Doesn't State Government Take Action to Contain Pests Threatening CA Tree Species?

by Faith Campbell, Center for Invasive Species Prevention, 7/1/2016

Forestry Officials Ramp Up Fight Against Invasive Beetles

by Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin, David Wagner, KPBS News, San Diego, 5/11/2016

The insect that could destroy California's avocado crop

by Erika Aguilar, KPCC, 4/12/2016

UC Irvine's Leafy Campus is Now One Big Laboratory to Fight Tree-killing Beetle

by Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times, 3/31/2016

Avocado beetle could spread uncontrollably

by Joshua Emerson Smith, The San Diego Union Tribune, 1/2/2016

Scientists fight to save iconic UC Irvine trees from invasive beetle

by Sanden Totten, KPCC, 7/21/2015

Beetle Infestation Killing Trees at UC Irvine

by Greg Lee, ABC7 News, 4/21/2015