Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer (PSHB) training for Local Government

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Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer (PSHB) training for Local Government
Thursday, 25 Jul 2024
9:30AM - 1:00PM
Biodiversity Conservation Centre, Kings Park
Kattidj Cl, Kings Park WA 6005


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Polyphagous shot-hole borer (PSHB) is wood-boring invasive beetle native to Asia. It burrows into the trunks and branches of trees, creating tunnels (also known as galleries). PSHB farms a fungus in these tunnels, blocking the flow of water and nutrients and slowly killing the tree. PSHB is a serious declared pest that poses a significant threat to our urban canopy and valuable agricultural industry.
WALGA has partnered with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and the Botanic Parks and Gardens Authority (BGPA) to provide training to Local Government field crews.  The training will increase general knowledge of PSHB and ensure staff are equipped to effectively assist in surveillance efforts.  The training includes a site visit to look at infested trees and discuss their management.

The training is targeted at Local Government field crews, including parks and gardens teams and rangers.

Please bring a water bottle and keep cup for tea and coffee, and wear appropriate clothing for the site visit.

For more information, please contact Melanie Davies, Urban Forest Program Facilitator on 9213 2065.  DPIRD is also available to provide in-house training to Local Governments, please send requests to pshbpublicinformationmanager@dpird.wa.gov.au.

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