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WA Killing our Trees: Polyphagous shot-hole borer Webinar
November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm AWST
This webinar is aimed at those in the Parks & Environment Regional Network including local government, NGA’s, and commercial operators in parks, environment, horticulture, arborists and landscape architects.
Polyphagous shot-hole borer (PSHB) Euwallacea fornicatus is a beetle that attacks a wide range of plants by tunnelling into trunks, stems and branches. Establishment of this pest in WA is having significant impact on amenity trees, native vegetation, and the fruit and nut tree industries.
PSHB can severely damage host trees, with some species dying within two years of infestation. Trees damaged by PSHB can quickly become safety hazards and a constant source of beetles that can disperse to neighbouring trees. Early detection and the prompt removal or pruning of infested trees is key to containing PSHB spread and minimising further impact on neighbouring trees. DPIRD is working with local councils, other government agencies and local residents to keep beetle populations down while this incursion is fully considered as part of the nationally co-ordinated response.
Join Dominic Castledine, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development who will provide information on what to look for, actions to minimise the spread, what plants are affected, quarantine areas and an update on the current spread in Western Australia.
For more information: https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/borer
Facilitator – Dion Johnson