Join us Wednesday June 7th
at the Old Del Dios Fire House
20155 Elm Lane
If you love our community oak trees, please come to an expert panel presentation. GSOB, Golden Spotted Oak Borer, has now reached Escondido. This is the beetle devastating the oaks in Julian and much of East County. Since its discovery in 2008, GSOB is responsible for the death of over 100,000 oak trees in San Diego County, with the number growing every day.
What can we do to save our trees? Education, early detection and response is key to managing the health of the oak trees. Come hear the best available science and management practices from state level experts:
- Dr. Tom Scott: UC Riverside - Conservation Biologist and primary research associate on GSOB for 8+ years
- Kevin Turner Southern California Invasive Pest Coordinator, Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Kevin holds the reins on addressing the devastation this insect brings to our oaks.
In researching GSOB, there are many opinions about what can and cannot be done. Some say nothing can be done – just let the trees die and contain the wood on site to prevent the further spread of GSOB. Others suggest using good horticulture, chemical sprays, tree injections and even herbal teas. This leaflet link is the most current and definitive source on GSOB:
Further information and a Hands On work shop with professional arborist will happen later in June.
See our GSOB Information & Updates page for more information.
President and Founder
Del Dios Habitat Protection League